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 FORESTRY ADVISORY COUNCIL T h e Fores t ry A d v i s o r y Counc i l p r o v i d e s a d v i c e to the F a c u l t y on c u r r i c u l u m m a t t e r s a n d r e s e a r c h pr ior i t ies . Mr. G. Weyerhaeuser Jr. (Chair) President & CEO Weyerhaeuser Canada Mr. T.M. Apsey President & CEO Council of Forest Industries of B .C. Mr. John Allan Deputy Minister Ministry of Forests Mr. I.K. Barber President, Chair & CEO Slocan Forest Products Ltd. Dr. Peter J.G. Bentley Chairman Canfor Corporation Mr. Bob Bird Vice-President Canwood Furniture Inc. Mr. Ric Careless Regional Coordinator World Wildlife Fund Canada Mr. Art DeFehr President Palliser Furniture Dr. Ian de la Roche President Forintek Canada Corp. Mr. W.T. Stephens President & CEO MacMillan Bloedel Ltd. Mr. Sandy Fulton President & CEO Pacific Forest Products Ltd. Mr. Ian Gill Executive Director Ecotrust Canada Dr. Yvan Hardy Assistant Deputy Minister Natural Resources Canada Mr. C.T. Hazelwood President & CEO Northwood Pulp & Timber Ltd. Mr. Kimi Ito President K. Ito & Associates Ltd. Dr. Asa Johal President Terminal Forest Products Mr. John Kerr Chairman & CEO Lignum Ltd. Dr. Winifred B. Kessler Chair, Forestry Program Natural Resources and Environmental Studies University of Northern B.C. Mr. Henry H. Ketcham III President & CEO West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd. Mr. Stuart Lang Vice-Chairman of the Board Crestbrook Forest Industries Ltd. Mr. Graham Lea Secretary-Treasurer Truck Loggers Association Mr. Kevin Lynch Deputy Minister Industry Canada Mr. George Malpass President Primex Forest Products Mr. Garry Merkel Owner/Manager Forest Innovations Kimberley, B.C. Mr. Jack Munro Chairman Forest Alliance of British Columbia Mr. Denis O'Gorman Assistant Deputy Minister Ministry of Environment, Lands and Parks Dr. Gordon H. Orians Professor University of Washington Dr. Gilbert Paille President & CEO Forest Engineering Research Institute of Canada Mr. Keith Purchase President & CEO TimberWest Forest Ltd. Dr. Marie Rauter President & CEO Ontario Forest Industry Association Mr. Erkki Rautianen Director Blower & Sheet Metal Ltd. Mr. George R. Richards President & CEO Weldwood of Canada Limited Mr. Ralph Roberts Director Forestry Section Canadian International Development Agency Mr. E. Van Scoffield Executive Director Association of BC Professional Foresters Dr. Joseph D. Wright President & CEO Pulp and Paper Research Institute of Canada 1 9 9 7 ANNUAL REPORT F a c u l t y of F o r e s t r y University of British Columbia A p r i M , 1 9 9 7 - M a r c h 31 , 1 9 9 8 C O V E R B A C K G R O U N D P H O T O G R A P H Photographer: Bryan Evans Elaho Valley, Squamish, B.C. C O V E R INSET P H O T O G R A P H S Photographer: Laura Nagel Clockwise from top left photographs of students in the new Integrated Conservation Field School (CONS 451). • Trapping northwestern salamanders (Ambystoma gracile) to determine population density in Shirley Lake at the Malcolm Knapp Research Forest. • One of the largest cutthroat trout (Oncorynchus clarki) caught in Loon Lake at the Malcolm Knapp Research Forest — trapped this year as part of an abundance study. • Censusing plant communities to examine distribution and abundance of exotic species in the grasslands near Riske Creek. • Biological surveys of Loon Lake include assessing water quality, macroinvertebrates and fish populations. T E X T P H O T O G R A P H S Photographers: UBC Media Services Editor: Susan B. Watts, Ph.D., R.P.F. Desktop Publisher: Patsy Quay ©1998, Faculty of Forestry University of British Columbia ISSN 1188-9837 TABLE OF CONTENTS Dean's Message 1 • S T U D E N T S A N D T E A C H I N G P R O G R A M S Underg radua te Students • Programs of Study 4 . Enrolment Statistics 5 • Awards 6 . Graduation Statistics 7 Gradua te S tudents • Enrolment Statistics 8 . Scholarships and Fellowships 9 . Degrees Granted 10 • F A C U L T Y A N D F A C U L T Y R E S E A R C H O f f i c e of the Dean 12 . Faculty and Staff 13 Forest Resources Managemen t Depar tment 14 . Faculty and Staff 15 . Achievements and Plans 17 W o o d Sc ience Depar tment 18 . Faculty and Staff 19 . Achievements and Plans 21 Forest Sc iences Depar tment 22 • Faculty and Staff 23 . Achievements and Plans 27 Univers i ty Research Forests 28 Of f i ce s , A w a r d s and Dist inct ions 29 Ext ramura l F u n d i n g and Sponsored Research 33 Facul ty Publ ica t ions 39 • C E N T R E S , INSTITUTES A N D T A R G E T E D P R O G R A M S Firs t N a t i o n s Fores t ry P r o g r a m s 47 In t e rna t i ona l Fores t ry P r o g r a m s 48 C e n t r e f o r A d v a n c e d W o o d P r o c e s s i n g 49 C e n t r e f o r A p p l i e d C o n s e r v a t i o n B i o l o g y 50 Fo re s t ry C o n t i n u i n g S t u d i e s N e t w o r k 51 S i l v i c u l t u r e Ins t i tu te of Br i t i sh C o l u m b i a 52 Facu l ty D e v e l o p m e n t P r o g r a m 53 • S P E C I A L L E C T U R E S 54  DEAN'S MESSAGE THE Faculty of Forestry exists at the University of British Columbia only because society finds a set of activities collectively called "forestry" to be important enough to merit the attention of one of the world ' s great universities. Hence, the Faculty 's mission is to serve society — in British Columbia, in Canada and throughout the world — by improving its capacity to deal with forestry broadly defined. W e do so through educational programs ranging from short courses to advanced doctoral degrees, through research on an array of topics stretching from molecular genetics to sociology, and through direct professional service to government, industry, native bands and private non-governmental organizations. The Faculty continues to enjoy strong support from its stakeholders outside the University. Enrolment is growing in all programs, extramural research activity leads the University, and the Faculty sustains the highest level of alumni support of any faculty at UBC. Despite these positive factors, we face major challenges associated with declining governmental support for higher education in the Province. This year the Faculty was assigned a 4% budget reduc- tion in order to help meet the University 's operating deficit, bringing the cumulative budget cuts since 1990 to about 20%. Growth in undergraduate (5%), graduate (4%) and diploma (98%) enrolment has placed considerable stress on faculty and staff. The increasingly serious problems associated with declining resources/student have been a recurring theme in each of the recent external reviews of the various departments. The problem is particularly challenging as we lose the talent and energy of young faculty members to resignations (four during the past year) and the wisdom and leadership of senior faculty to retirements (one). Accommodat ing increased student numbers while sustaining high-quality education, a substantial extramural research activity and a strong commitment to external service — all with continued reductions in our core university support — remains the Faculty 's abiding challenge. This annual report provides the basic facts describing how we are responding to that challenge. Highlights of 1997/98 The table below provides basic indicators of the Faculty 's activities over the past five years, along with our forecast for the 1998/99 academic year. Faculty of Forestry Activities, 1993/94 - 1998/99e 93/94 94/95 95/96 96/97 97/98 98/99e Undergraduate enrolment'1 400 452 522 591 621 635 Distance credit education (fte) 22 22 29 36 37 37 Graduate enrolment 171 180 189 201 209 235 Diploma in Forestry - - 73 47 48 59 Diploma in Forest Engineering - - - - 45 65 FCSN b registrants 12,000 21,000 14,000 12,000 9,500 9,500 Teaching Evaluation Index1" 2.16 2.28 2.25 2.24 2.31 - G P O B ($000)d 5,084 4,939 4,808 4,798 4,741 4,545 G P O B / W F T E e $3,033 $2,714 $2,340 $2,129 $1,989 $1,783 Extramural funding ($()()())' 5,047 5,079 7,141 10,409 9,089 7,500 Extramural funding/GPOB faculty member ($000) 120 121 188 289 265 207 J Headcount unless otherwise noted. Forestry Continuing Studies Network. L Average numerical score of several criteria used by students to assess teaching performance of faculty members. 1 = Excellent; 2 = Very Good; 3 = Good; 4 = Fair; 5 = Poor; 6 = Very Poor. Base recurring budget. LCalculated from headcount using UBC weights. In 1996/97 FTE:headcount = 0.763; Budget and Planning estimate of $/WFTE was 16.9% higher than calculated. Research + special purpose + endowment (until 1996/97; excluded alter this date). 1997 Annual Report 1 In 1997/98 women comprised 37% of (he total undergraduate enrolment, the same fraction as last year. Self-reported First Nations students totalled 15, a large increase over last year but still short of our proportional contribution (about 30) to the University's "1000 First Nations students in 2000" goal. In 1997/98, 17 Forestry students were on international exchanges in nine different countries, and 13 students were visiting UBC. We expect about the same number of exchange students next year. Although financial support for forestry research is at a cyclical low and may well be trending downward,1 the need for science and technology in the sector has never been greater. The UBC Faculty of Forestry is the single largest provider of professional/scientific/technical personnel for the forest sector in Canada, and is one of the largest research facilities supporting the sector as well. Last year this comparatively small Faculty garnered 2% of NSERC's entire budget for targeted research programs! The Faculty's extramural research program continues to be the largest at UBC when denominated on the basis of University-supported faculty members. This year saw: • the inauguration of CONS 45 1, a 15-credit, full-term field-oriented interdisciplinary course focused on solving real-world conservation problems. • teaching, for the first time, Year 4 of the new five-year Wood Products Processing program; and • the implementation of the new Diploma in Forest Engineering, developed in collaboration with the Department of Civil Engineering and the Institute of Forest Engineering of BC. • grants from UBC's Teaching and Learning Enhancement Fund totalling $128,167 for a variety of projects to improve the learning environment in the Faculty. • the initiation of the International Forestry specialization for our Forest Resources Management and Forest Science programs. Administrative activities included completing external reviews of all three departments as well as of our International Programs and our University Research Forests. In addition, we have thoroughly and exhaustively examined organizational alternatives for the Faculty, and concluded to retain our departments, strengthen our program directors and empower the Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs to manage the resulting matrix structure. We concluded our "Growing the Future" campaign with $2.5 million raised from private-sector sources. Development activities this year have focused on (i) strengthening our connection with alumni and annual giving, (ii) stewarding supporters of the Faculty, (iii) bringing the industry fund- raising for the Wood Products Processing program under the umbrella of UBC fundraising, and (iv) developing prospects for future major gifts. Finally, as I write we are within a few weeks of moving into the splendid new Forest Sciences Centre. This building, largely constructed of wood, will bring together faculty from 11 different locations spread over more than 5 km. It provides us with modern classrooms and laboratories appropriate for forestry teaching and research well into the next millennium. We have developed a detailed procedure for allocating space among faculty members and research groups with the objective of maximizing the contribution this space makes to our teaching and research missions. The system automatically accommodates changes in (he research programs of individual faculty members and Forest Sciences Centre faculty associates. As far as we know, Forestry and Medicine are the only two units in the University who have rationalized space allocation in this way. Plans for 1998/99 A major focus for next year is to solidify the changes that have been made in the Faculty during the past five years. Specific activities include: • getting settled into the new Forest Sciences Centre and getting all the building systems working to support our teaching and research activities. • completing searches for key leadership positions in the Faculty, including department heads for each of the departments, new associate deans and a new director for the University Research Forests. ' See Binkley, C.S. and O.L. Forgacs. 1998. Status of forest sector research and development in Canada . P u l p & P a p e r C a n a d a , January 1998: 19-42. 2 UBC Faculty of Forestry • implementing our new Year 1 and Year 2 enrolment quotas to keep the total size of the Faculty roughly at its present level. Doing so means a substantial reduction in our Year I quota for forestry programs — to 35 from 65 — and the imposition of our first-ever quotas on Year 2 transfers into the Faculty. • participating in the development of a proposed UBC-wide "College of Life Sciences" to support both the basic science teaching for Forestry students and to introduce Science students to the interesting, intellectually challenging problems associated with forestry. • completing revisions of the B.S.F. program which have been in development for three years. These revisions include the concepts of pre-professional and professional years, with the latter comprised of two terms of block-scheduled, integrated instruction. • teaching Year 5 of the new Co-op Wood Products Processing program and developing an integrated BC-wide education strategy to support this program. Identifying and recruiting faculty for this program remains a major challenge. • offering the integrated field course CONS 451 to a full class of students. • implementing the organizational changes in the Faculty that have been recommended by past external reviews and our own year-long study of the problem. Continued expectations for high quality teaching, research and service will confront tough internal and external resource constraints. To respond to this increasingly difficult external context, we will • renew our strategic planning. Now that our organization dilemmas have been resolved, it is possible to clarify faculty directions for the next five years. • increase our focus on international markets for our programs and research activities. The recent external review of our International Programs suggested that we establish an externally funded "International Forestry Institute" to help provide the expertise ol 'UBC to this important area of concern. The faculty recruited for this initiative could help teach a full-cost masters degree program in international forestry. • develop full-cost masters programs in Wood and Fibre Science, International Forest Business (collaboratively with Commerce) and Wood Building Design and Construction (collaboratively with Civil Engineering and Architecture). Ultimately these will be offered in modes where the quality of learning is independent of the location of the student. • continue to explore ways to strengthen our programs through interdisciplinary interaction with other units of the University in both teaching and research. In addition to the initiatives noted above, we are working on (i) a proposed new program in natural resource and environ- mental economics (with Economics and Agricultural Economics), (ii) evolution of our Forest Operations program into a Forest Engineering program (with Civil Engineering), and (iii) collaboration on seeking ways to streamline undergraduate offerings in the area of the environment. • focus on using support from the Canada Foundation for Innovation to amplify key program initiatives. Important areas include a proposed Advanced Wood Composites Institute, the Centre for Wood Building Design and Construction, a Genetics Data Centre, an Advanced Wood Processing Systems Analysis Laboratory, and a Centre for Computer-Based Forest Management Planning. As humans press ever harder against our forests, the Faculty's activities have never been more important. The Faculty's mission is to help socicty resolve the resultant problems through better management of the land and more efficient utilization of its products. Our capacity to do so is limited only by our imagination and your support. I hope you will reflect on this report of how we steward the resources entrusted to us, and write to me to let me know how we can do a better job. Clark S. Binkley Dean, Faculty of Forestry 1997 Annual Report 3 UNDER- GRADUATE STUDENTS PROGRAMS OF STUDY DRISCOLL, Helen B.Sc. Coordinator, Student Services Phone: (604) 822-3547 Fax: (604)822-8645 E-mail: hdriscol@unixg.ubc.ca ELLIS, S imon B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D., F.I.W.Sc. Program Director & Advisor, Wood Products Processing Phone: (604)822-3551 E-mail: sellis®unixg.ubc.ca FELLER, Michael C. B.Sc., M.Sc, Ph.D.,R.P.Bio. Program Director & Advisor, Natural Resources Conservation Phone: (604) 822-3729 E-mail: feller@unixg.ubc.ca MARSHALL, Peter L. B.Sc.F., M.Sc., Ph.D., R.P.F. Program Director, Professional Programs & Advisor, Forest Resources Management Phone: (604)822^(918 E-mail: marshaii@unixg.ubc.ca NELSON, John D. B.S.F, M.B.A., Ph.D., R.P.F. Advisor, Forest Operations Phone: (604) 822-3794 E-mail: neison@unixg.ubc.ca WEETMAN, Gordon F. B.Sc.F, M.F., Ph.D., R.P.F., F.Eng. Advisor, Forest Science Phone: (604)822-2504 E-mail: gweetman@unixg.ubc.ca THE Faculty of Forestry offers four-year degree programs in the following five areas: • Forest Resources Management - B.S.F. This major focuses on the multidisciplinary aspects of forest resources biology and manage- ment of forested ecosystems for such products as timber, grazing, wildlife, recreation, fish and water. Students learn about the unique character- istics of each resource, their interactions, and the manipulation of forests to yield a variety of desirable products in the context of social and economic environment. The program prepares graduates for responsible careers in forest management as professional foresters. • Forest Operations - B.S.F. This major prepares the graduate for profes- sional forestry responsibilities, with an emphasis on planning, design and administration of forest harvesting operations. Areas of study include: design and construction of forest roads and drainage structures; selection, planning and supervision of logging systems; site protection and rehabilitation; and the development of computer applications for harvesting systems. • Forest Science - B.Sc. (Forestry) This major is for students interested in more specialized study of the scientific principles related to the growth, development, and ecology of forest species. Emphasis is placed on basic and interactional phenomena that inlluence the establishment, growth, and development of trees and other forest resources. The core subjects include genetics, soils, weather and climate, tree form, tree function, ecology, entomology, pathology, silvics, silviculture, and fire science. • Wood Products Processing B.Sc. (Wood Products Processing) This program provides students with a broad knowledge of the wood products industry, including wood manufacturing, business manage- ment, and marketing. State-of-the-art wood processing equipment used during laboratory exercises enables students to develop skills in technical processes and operations carried out in today's industry. Students may chose an area of concentration in business, primary processing, product development, or wood building and design. In addition, qualified fourth year students may opt for a minor in Commerce. Graduates develop strong teamwork, leadership, and communication skills. An extensive five-year co-operative option is available. Helen Driscoll Coordinator Student Services • Natural Resources Conservation B.Sc. (Natural Resources Conservation) This multidisciplinary program provides students with a solid foundation in the natural and social sciences underlying management and conserva- tion of natural resources, as well as an apprecia- tion for the political and socioeconomic contexts which affect conservation strategies. Students develop a working knowledge of the tools and quantitative techniques used by resource plan- ners. A notable feature of the program is the Integrated Field School offered in the fourth year which features integrated field and class- room instruction throughout the fall term. PROGRAM UPDATES IN 1997-98 • The Natural Resources Conservation pro- gram's Integrated Field School was offered for the first time to 20 fourth year students. • Introduction of new International Forestry specialization for Forest Science and Manage- ment programs. • Thirty-three students were employed in industry as part of our targeted work place- ment sessions in the Wood Products Process- ing Cooperative Education program. PLANS FOR 1998-99 • Place 44 students in the Wood Products Processing Cooperative Education program for summer, 1998. • Implement Year 5 of the new Wood Products Processing program. The first class of 10 students will graduate in April, 1999. • Reduce admissions into B.S.F. program to 35 students in each of first and second year; increase admissions into B.Sc. (Natural Resources Conservation) program to 30 for first year and reduce admissions to 10 in second year. • Set up career placement services for conser- vation students. • Submit to UBC Senate for approval proposed revisions to the Forest Resources Management program. 4 UBC Faculty of Forestry • Total Enrolment Undergraduate enrolment was maintained at a high level for the 97/98 session, with a record 640 students including 19 visiting and exchange students. Enrolment increased in each degree with the exception of the B.Sc. (Forestry) program. The graph below illustrates the trend in enrolment since 1990 (excluding visiting and exchange students). Number of Students 700 Distribution of students among programs 1997/98 90 /91 9 1 / 9 2 9 2 / 9 3 9 3 / 9 4 94 /95 9 5 / 9 6 9 6 / 9 7 97 /98 Total enrolment and new enrolment 1990/91 -1997/98 The following graph shows the distribution of undergraduate students by year of program. Number of Students 250 2 0 0 • 2 3 Year of Study Enrolment by year of study 1997/98 Program Number enrolled %of total Forest Resources Management 288 46.4 Forest Operations 64 10.3 Forest Science 44 7.1 Wood Products Processing 65 10.5 Natural Resources Conservation 127 20.4 Undeclared* 33 5.3 Total 621 100 *First year students. Female students represented 37.0 per cent of the total enrolment. Self-declared First Nations students comprised 2.4% of the Faculty. • New Student Enrolment In total, 197 new students entered the Faculty this year. Admissions increased slightly in Year 1, but decreased in Year 2 and Year 3. The numbers entering into the different years are tabulated below. New students entering the Faculty - 1997/98 Year of study Number of new students entering 1 123 2 67 3 7 T o t a l 1 9 7 The B.S.F. degree programs (Forest Resources Management and Forest Operations) continue to be the most popular with new students. The chart below illustrates degree choices of new students in 1997/98. Degree programs entered by new students - 1997/98 ENROLMENT STATISTICS Undergraduate Students B.Sc. (Forestry) 1.5% B.Sc. (Natural Resources Conservation) 17.8% B.Sc. (Wood Products Processing) 1 6 . 2 % The largest number of undergraduate students were enrolled in the Forest Resources Management program. The Natural Resources Conservation program had the second highest enrolment. The fol lowing table provides a breakdown: Average entering GPA - 1997/98 for all new students B.S.F. 73.3% B.Sc. (Forestry) 71.0% B.Sc. (Wood Products Processing) 67.0% B.Sc. (Natural Resources Conservation) 80.0% 1997 Annual Report 5 AWARDS Undergraduate Students FIRST YEAR STUDENTS Anderson, A.E. Andrew, B.J. Blomfield, H.D. Cockle, K.L. Erlendson, J.L. Glen, S. Kraljevic, C. Lam, J.L.T. Le Couteur, A.C. Louie, K.C. Luisser, F.S. McGladdery, W.T. Mills, T.J. Ogasawara, J.T. Price, S.P. Reedman, D.M. Turner, J.S. Northwood Brock ABCPF1, Soderman Banks, HRM1, Entrance Binkley, Out, Soderman Banks s u s s u s SUS. Out. MB. Soderman Banks Hindmarch Mackenzie, Sopron Banks Banks, UBC, MB Banks Banks. Out UBC, Splan SECOND YEAR STUDENTS Banerjee, O. Beaton, B.J. Burke, M.P. Caskey, J R. Davis, N.P. Devuono, S. Errington, R.C. Gardner, K.E. Grant, M.J. Haddock, R.L. Hansen, S.D. Harris, P.V. Hay ward, A.J. Jenks, R. Larsen, C.E. LeRoy, M.A. MacKenzie, C.M. McFetridge, M.J. McNaughton, M.A. Ng, C. S.-M. Sear, M. Shelford, J.J. Steiner, N.H. Stewart, J.S. Taylor, S.H. Tyler, K.M. Wong, A.Y. Brock Splan SUS, Soderman SUS, Soderman Soderman, Splan, Brock Splan Banks, Entrance, HRM' Splan UBC, SUS Banks, Chisholm, Splan. Out Brock, Steneker ABCPF1 Banks, Out, Bell, HRM1 Brock. Berthier, Soderman, Out Splan Brock, Bertheir Banks, Brock, Steneker Banks, Splan ABCPF1, Brock Out, Splan UBC, Siddoo Brock, Gage UBC, Soderman Splan Brock SUS, Out, Soderman Splan THIRD YEAR STUDENTS Abou Amara, W. SUS, Soderman Affleck, D.L. UBC, Siddoo Aldridge, R.V. Splan Bawa, M. Splan Beardsmore, C.T. Johnson Bullock, C.L. Banks, Splan Collins, D.B. R.E. Mills, ABCPF1, Splan Comey, R.J. SUS, Machinery Coulthard, M.J. Splan Deith, L.K. UBC, Soderman. Alumni Erickson, K.D. Splan Forsyth, J.P. Banks, Elkington Fraser, S.J. Soderman, J.R. Mills Frolek, J.L. UBC, Craig, Splan Harsch, S.K. SUS, Wellwood Hart, R.M. Backman", Splan Hyndman, J. Soderman MacDonald, R.K. Splan MacKenzie, A.J. UBC, SUS, Steiner Mortimer, M.A. Northwood Muter, D.M. SUS, Soderman Norton, S.D. Soderman Perrakis, D.D. Soderman, UBC, Backman1, Splan Purves, B.C. Splan Schulz, J.D. Banks, Splan Scott, R.E. UBC, Splan. Chisholm Sellgren, M.J Splan Shen, H.F. SUS Snow, C.M. Splan Steed, N.H.G. SUS, Soderman Stewart, J.C. Splan Sweatman, T.W. SUS, Beaty Talarico, T.J. Soderman Tobler, P. Splan Verschoor, P.G. Backman', English, Splan. Timber Watkinson, S.J. Ketcham Watt, G.N. PR T, Splan West, K.-B.L. UBC Wise, H.J. Soderman Young, D C. Banks, Splan FOURTH YEAR STUDENTS Full Name of Award Brewster, L.G. Corsi, E.A. Elder, C. Fischer, K.M. Limacher, S.E. Lyons, C.K. Wenger, J-P. K. ABCPF' Honours CIF Medal History Honours ABCPF2, HRM : Honours, HRM' A B C P F 1 Scholarship. A B C P F 2 Best Graduat ing Thesis. ABCPF- Best Graduat ing Essay. U B C Forestry A l u m n i Division. B a c k m a n 1 Scholarship in Natural Resources Conservation. B a c k m a i r Scholarship in Forest Resource Management . Charles & Jane B a n k s Scholarship. John D. B e a t y Memorial Scholarship Pierre B e r t h i e r Ed Abroad Scholarship Emily & Francis Binkley Scholarship. Hugh M. B r o c k Ed. Abroad Scholarship. Canadian Insti tute Of Forestry M e d a l Hugh Robert Duncan C h i s h o l m Scholarship in Forestry. Robert J. C r a i g Memorial Scholarship Gait E l k i n g t o n Memorial Scholarship. E n t r a n c e (renewal) Scholarship. Walter H. G a g e & Elsie M. Harvey Ed. Abroad Scholarship. Bob H i n d m a r c h Award Forest H i s t o r y Prize. H o n o u r s Standing. H .R . M a c M i l l a n ' Scholarship in Forestry. H .R . MacMil lan" Prize in Forest Harvesting. H .R . MacMil lan Prize in Forestry. Ted J o h n s o n Scholarship in Forestry. Janel K e t c h a m Scholarship. David Bell Li t t le Memorial Scholarship. M a c h i n e r y & Supply Companies Group Forestry Scholarship. Norman M a c K e n z i e Alumni Entrance Scholarship. MacMi l l an Bloedel Limited Scholarship for Forestry. J a m e s Russell Mi l l s Memorial Award. Robert E. Mi l l s Memoria l Award. N o r t h w o o d Pulp and Timber Limited. O u t s t a n d i n g Student Initiative Scholarship. Pacif ic Regenera t ion Technologies Inc. Kapoor Singh S i d d o o Scholarship. Oscar S o d e r m a n Memoria l Scholarship Special University Scholarship. Paul Robert S t e i n e r Memorial Scholarship in Wood . Daniel J. S t e n e k e r Ed. Abroad Scholarship. Wil l iam John S p l a n Scholarship in Forestry. T i m b e r l i n e Scholarship . Universi ty of B C Scholarship. Mary & Robert W e l l w o o d Memorial Scholarship in Wood Sci. & Ind. 6 UBC Faculty of Forestry Degrees Conferred, May 1997 and November 1997 Congregations B.S.F. - Forest Resources Management Bandstra, M.A. Gerath, G.W. Pellatt, M R. Beetham, A.M. Ghazarian, S. Proulx, K.C. Bchrner, A.L. Gorman, A.E. Roberts, L.E.E. Birtch, G.J. Gregson, J.A. Robinson, J.A. Boyland, M.N. Gyurkovics, S. Rudyk, M.A. Brewster, L.G. Hornburg, J.W. Sampson, T.A. Bubela, D.M. Iacoviello, J.F. Sankey, R.G. Campbell, C.H. Kalmakoff, H.C. Smith, C.D. Chapman, K.A. Kyler, M.B. Southam, D.A. Corsi, E.A. Laird, J.J. Taylor, C.L. Cross, D. Lee, T.V. Ternan, G.R. Drixler, E.S. Lloyd, B P. Tisch, D.G. Drumm, W.C. Long, E.R. Toovey, P.J. Eckley, R.E. Luxmoore, J.M. Tweedlie, J.B. Elder, C. MacAulay, C.A. van de Weghe, K.N. Ericson, P.M. Manhard, D. Vinnedge, R.B. Fischer, K.M. McDonald, T. Watts, S.A. Fogolin, K.V. Merinuk, G.E. Wenger, J.K. Fransen, J.A. Nielsen, A. Wetherrill, R.J. Geddes, S.D. Nienaber, G.W. Yap, H.A. B.S.F. Forest Operations Delwisch, C.L. Erickson, J.M. Leonard, E.M. Lyons, C.K. Rosher, P.M. Thuraisamy, S. Trenn, J.A. B.Se. (Forestry) Forest Science Brown, I.M. Hanchard, J.W. Henderson, D.R. Jarosch, R.M. Johnson, K.K. Kirkham, C.A. Sclicck, D.C. Vari, S.I. B.Sc. (Natural Resources Conservation) Buchanan, B.K. Choi, E.C.M. Chow, V.Y. Dagenais, G.N. Final I, S.A. Hazenhoom, C. Joe, L.P. Rang, Rea Limacher, S.E. Moore, J.M. Musslick, E. Pena, C.M. Rudd, H.D. Sharpies, R.J. Wooldridge, J.S. i B.Sc. (Forestry) Wood Science & Industry Brakop, R.E. Chiu, I.V. Crowther, S.M. Jovanovic, A. Louie, W.Y.H. Windsor, L.R. Wong, K.Y. i Diploma in Forestry (Advanced Silviculture) McDonald. D.M. GRADUATION STATISTICS Undergraduate Students Number of Graduates 100 Permanently Employed 61.9% Temporarily Employed 19.7% Advanced Studies 3.9% Unemployed 14.5% Employment survey of 1997 graduates (78% response rate: 76 of 97 graduates responded) 1 9 8 5 1 9 6 6 1987 1 9 8 8 1 9 8 9 1 9 9 0 1991 1 9 9 2 1 9 9 3 1 9 9 4 1 9 9 5 1 9 9 6 1 9 9 7 Number of students graduating 1985 - 1997 1997 Annual Report 7 GRADUATE STUDENTS ENROLMENT STATISTICS CHANWAY, C.P. B.Sc., B.S.Agr.,M.Sc„ Ph.D. Associate Dean Graduate Studies Phone: (604) 822-3716 Fax: (604) 822-8645 E-mail: cchanway@unixg.ubc.ca SCHOBEL, Karen Graduate Secretary Phone: (604) 822-6177 Fax: (604) 822-8645 E-mail: gradfor@unixg.ubc.ca • Graduate Programs The Faculty of Forestry offers four graduate degrees: • Doctor of Philosophy - Ph.D. • Master of Forestry - M.F. • Master of Science - M.Sc. • Master of Applied Science - M.A.Sc. • Enrolment Trends Enrolment in the Forestry graduate program has grown by 69% over the past decade. Today there are 206 graduate students registered in the Faculty. The graph below illustrates the distribu- tion of these students between the different degree programs. The greatest growth has been in the number of Doctoral students - in 1987 there were only 45 enrolled in the program, whereas today there are 84 students. In this same period the number of Masters students has risen from 77 to 122. Women comprise 39% of our Masters and 18% of our Doctoral students, for an overall average of 31%. The following table shows enrolment data for 1997/98. Graduate student enrolment 1997/98 Degree Male Female Total Ph.D. 69 15 84 M.F. 9 1 10 M.Sc. 63 47 110 M.A.Sc. 2 0 2 Total 143 63 206 As of October, 1997. The proportion of graduate students from outside of Canada has remained fairly constant over the past few years and presently stands at 45% of Doctoral and 21% of Masters students. A total of twenty-six countries arc represented in the graduate student body. Number of Graduate Students 87/88 89/90 91/92 93/94 95/96 97/98 Masters Ph.D. Total • • » Graduate student enrolment 1987/88 -1997/98 • Graduate Student Funding In the 1997/98 academic year, Forestry graduate students were awarded support totalling $2,1 10,922, a decrease of 1 % over 1996/97 funding levels. This consisted of $516,028 in scholarship funding, $266,529 in graduate teaching assistantships and $1,328,365 in graduate research assistantships (provided by research supervisors from their research grants). Graduate student enrolment and funding Department No. graduate students Total funding Forest Resources Management 59 $464,035 Forest Sciences 98 $1,039,481 Wood Science 49 $607,406 8 UBC Faculty of Forestry MASTERS STUDENTS Bartel, Joseph MacMil lan Lumme, Minna U G F Boisvenue, Celine McPhee McCormick, James VanDusen Boss, Shelly Macaree Marianescu, Marian Lumber Brescia, David G R E A T McKinnon, Leanne N S E R C Bull, Jennifer N S E R C Industrial, VanDusen Melles, Stephanie Johal Chandra, Richard G R E A T Mitchell, Rene McPhee Csom, Gyongyver Sopron Mou, Desiree Arnold, Backman Davradou, Maria Cochran, McPhee Paczek, Susan N S E R C Dettman, Jeremy Buckland, TimberWest' Perreault, Pamela Koerner Dubois, Janson McPhee Sadowski, Keri N S E R C Industrial Goodison, Clive U G F Sanders, Rebecca McPhee Hayward, Jell McPhee Serrouya, Robert VanDusen Hoffman Bradford G R E A T Stonewall, Adam McPhee Kim Agi Messenger Welbourn, Derek Forintek Kovacs, Christina Hanson, McPhee Xu, Ping Bassett Kraft, Dan VanDusen Young, Kyle McPhee Leone, Robert N S E R C Industrial N S E R C Industrial VanDusen McPhee U G F VanDusen C F P Weyerhaeuser Namkoong CIDA Chisholni. McPhee McPhee Hoffmeister G R E A T McCarthy, John McDermott , Constance Mooney, Robert Mtiraoui, Ahmed Ransom, Doug Singh, Ramvir Wang, Hao Wang, Honglong Weber, Adrian Wu, Ming Yawalata, Dominggus Zabek, Lisa Allen, McPhee McPhee, TimberWest" U G F McPhee G R E A T U G F Heller, McPhee U G F N S E R C G R E A T MacMiI lan : G R E A T DOCTORAL STUDENTS Bennett, Jennifer Clouston, Pcggi-Lynn Ells, Arlene Garcia, Pablo Hainan, Andres Harrison, Scott He, Ming Hope, Sharon Kinyua, Patrick Lohrasebi Peydeh, A. Lu, Congj in Mahony, Nancy Mansfield, Shawn Full Name of Award George S. Allen Memorial Scholarship. Theodore E. Arnold Fellowship. Backman Award in Natural Resources Conservation. Edward W. Bassett Memorial Scholarship in Reforestation. Don Buckland Memorial Scholar- ship in Forest Pathology. Canadian Forest Products Ltd. Fellowship in Forest Wildlife Management. Canadian International Develop- ment Agency Scholarship. Hugh Robert Duncan Chisholni Scholarship in Forestry. Ralph M. and Elizabeth E. Cochran Scholarship. Commonwealth Scholarship Forintek Canada Corporation Fellowship in Wood Science and Wood Products. Graduate Research Engineering And Technology Awards. Brenda Hanson Memorial Scholarship in Forestry. Paul Heller Fellowship. Bert Hoffmeister Scholarship in Forest Wildlife. Asa Johal Fellowship. Michael and Sonja Koerner First Nations Fellowship Lumber Inspectors' Benevolent Society Scholarship. Mary and David Macaree Fellow- ship in Sustainable Forestry. MacMillan' Bloedel Limited Fel- lowship in Forest Mensuration. MacMillan2 Bloedel Limited Fellowship in Wood Chemistry. Donald S. McPhee Fellowship. Ann and William Messenger Fellowship. Namkoong Family Fellowship in Forest Sciences. Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada Scholarship. Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada Industrial Postgraduate Scholarship. Sopron Alumni Fellowship TimberVVest' Forest Limited Fellowship in Forest Science TimberWest2 Forest Limited Fellowship in Forest Wildlife Management. University Graduate Fellowship. VanDusen Graduate Fellowship. Weyerhaeuser Fellowship in Wood Design Management. SCHOLARSHIPS AND FELLOWSHIPS Graduate Students 1997 Annual Report 9 Degrees Conferred, May 1997 and November 1997 Congregations M.F. PAVEL, Mihai Prof. G.G. Young Model for predicting net revenue of harvesting operations in coastal second- growth stands. EASTON, Wendy Dr. K. Martin The effect of manual thinning and glyphosate application on breeding bird communities in southern British Columbia. EDGAR, Catherine Non-thesis. Dr. J.N. Saddler DEGREES GRANTED Graduate Students ZHONG, Jianwen Dr. B. van der Kamp Pathology of conifer seed and seedlings on natural and disturbed forest floor seedbeds in the Engelmann spruce-subalpine fir zone of the interior of British Columbia. M.A.Se. HE, Ming Dr. F. Lam A study of wood based shear walls sheathed with oversize oriented strand board panels. NORLIN, Peter Drs. J.D. Barrett/F. Lam Fatigue behaviour and size effect perpendicu- lar to the grain of laminated Douglas-fir veneer. M.Sc. BENNETT, Doug Dr. J. Nelson Partial cutting in mountainous old-growth forests in coastal British Columbia: Harvest- ing productivity and cost, and residual stand impacts. BRETT, Bob Dr. K. Klinka Regeneration patterns on some old-growth and clear-cut sites in the mountain hemlock zone of southern British Columbia. BURWASH, Michael Dr. T. Sullivan The use of synthetic predator odours to elicit an avoidance response in the roof rat (Rattus rattus). DONALD, Stuart Dr. T. Maness Production planning for value added lumber manufacturing. ENGLISH. Denise Dr. G.F. Weetman Strategy to convert an even-aged stratified stand to an uneven-aged mixed species stand. FORSYTH, Keith Dr. 1). Haley Customer attitudes towards environmentally sound wood products in three British Columbia home improvement markets. HAFER, Mark Dr. A.F. Howard A control system framework for simulating forest landscape management. HELBERT, Sheldon Dr. J.F. Kimmins Sewage sludge nitrogen: A field study of sludge nitrogen dynamics and a laboratory study of ammonia and nitrous oxide gas evolution. HOUDE, Isabelle Dr. F.L Bunnell Small mammal associations with habitat structure in riparian zones of a managed ICH forest, Revelstoke, B.C. JEKUBIK, Dan Non-thesis. Dr. F.L Marshall LEE. Lily Dr. D. Cohen Relationship between markets and techno- logy in large western Canadian sawmills ON ATE. Nilda Dr. F.L. Marshall Simulation models: A useful tool in the evaluation of planted coastal Douglas-fir silvicultural management. SHATFORD, Jeff Dr. S.M. Glenn Seed dispersal, seed attributes and edaphic factors: Their role and impact on the regen- eration of antelope bitterbrush (Fursliia tridentata Rosaceae). 10 UBC Faculty of Forestry SONG, Xianghou Dr. M.C. Feller Relationships between coarse woody debris and understory vegetation in six forest ecosystems in British Columbia. THOMAS, Keith Dr. C.E. Prescott Nitrogen mineralization in forest floors of three tree species on the same site: the role of litter quality. TIMUSK, Chris Dr. H.G.L. Prion Experimental evaluation of the ULAG glulam beam simulation program. TOLNAI, Steve Dr. D. Cohen B.C. moulding and architectural millwork: an analysis of the U.S. market and emerging competitors. VARGA, Pal Dr. K. Klinka The structure and regeneration pattern of old- growth stands in the moist cold Engelmann spruce-subalpine fir subzone of central British Columbia. WAHBE, Tanya Dr. F.L. Bunnell Tailed frogs (Ascaphus truei Stejneger) in natural and managed coastal temperate rain- forests of southwestern British Columbia, Canada. WANG, Kaiyuan Dr. F. Lam Robot-based research on three-layer oriented flakeboards. WIND, Elke Dr. F.L. Bunnell Habitat associations of wood frogs (Rana sylvatica) and effects of fragmentation in boreal mixedwood forests. YATICH, Sammy Dr. P A. Murtha Landsat temporal discrimination of forest cover types of the Carmanah Valley. British Columbia. ZHANG, Yi Dr. J.N. Saddler Degradation of dehydroabietic acid by bacterial isolates grown on ctmp effluents. ZHOU, Bingning Dr. S. Avramidis Dielectric characteristics of two B.C. coastal species during radio frequency heating. Ph.D. BRADY, Mike Dr. J.P. Kimmins Organic matter dynamics of coastal peat deposits in Sumatra, Indonesia. CHEN, Han Dr. K. Klinka Responses of some conifers to light availabi- lity, survival growth, morphological charac- teristics, and physiological behaviour. CUMMING, Steve Drs. P L. Marshall/P. Burton Landscape dynamics of the boreal mixed- wood forest. GASTON, Christopher Dr. D. Haley An econometric analysis of the demand for wood products in Japan by product type, species, and source. LAU, Peter Dr. J.D. Barrett Behaviour and reliability of wood tension members exposed to elevated temperatures. LIU, Ruiving Dr. J.N. Ruddick The influence of didecyldimethylammonium chloride (DDAC) treatment on wood weathering. LU, Jianxiong Dr. S. Avramidis Non-darcian air How in wood. McINTOSH, Rory Dr. J.A. McLean Biology and behaviour of the white pine weevil Pissodes strobi (Peck.) in while spruce. ROBINSON, Richard Dr. B. van der Kamp Response of western larch and Douglas-fir to infection by Armillaria ostoxae. SHISHIDO, Masahiro Dr. C.P. Chanway Plant growth promoting rhizobactcria (PGPR) for interior spruce (Picea engelmannii x P. glauca) seedlings. THOMAS, Len Dr. K. Martin Evaluation of statistical methods for estimat- ing long-term population change from extensive wildlife surveys. WANG, Jianrang Dr. J. P. Kimmins Competition between paper birch and Douglas-fir in two different biogeoclimatic zones of British Columbia. DEGREES GRANTED Graduate Students 1997 Annual Report 11 OFFICE OF THE DEAN B I N K L E Y , Clark S. A.B.. M.S. (Harvard), Ph.D. (Yale), R.P.F. (Hon.) Dean Phone: (604)822-2467 E-mail: binkley@unixg.ubc.ca FACULTY AND STAFF C H A N W A Y . Christopher P. B.Sc. (Winn.), B.S.Ag. (Manit.), M.Sc., Ph.D. (Brit. Col.) Associate Dean, Graduate Studies Responsible for administering all aspects of Forestry graduate programs. Phone: (604)822-3716 E-mail: cchanway@unixg.ubc.ca Phone: (604) 822-2727 Fax: (604)822-8645 E-mail: forrecep@unixg.ubc.ca GUY. Robert D. B.Sc.. Ph.D. (Calg.) Associate Dean, Research Responsible for the promotion of research and for overseeing administration of all externally-sponsored research activities. Phone: (604) 822-6023 E-mail: guy@unixg.ubc.ca K O Z A K . Antal (Tony) B.S.F. (Sopron), M.F., Ph.D. (Brit. Col.), D.Sc. Honoris causa (Sopron) Associate Dean, Undergraduate Programs & A c a d e m i c Affa irs Responsible for administering academic programs including curriculum and calendar changes, admissions, transfers and advancements and for disciplining undergraduate students. Phone: (604) 822-3545 E-mail: kozak@unixe.ubc.ca W A T T S , Susan B. B.Sc. (N. Wales), M.F., Ph.D. (Brit. Col.), R.P.F. Assistant Dean, External Relations Responsible for directing external relations activities, for promoting research, for coordinating project proposal development and for producing Faculty Newsletters and Annual Reports. Phone: (604)822-6316 E-mail; suwatts@unixg.ubc.ca 12 UBC Faculty of Forestry D R I S C O L L , Helen B.Sc. (Brit. Col.) Phone: (604) 822-3547 E-mail: hdrisc0l@unix2.ubc.ca Coordinator Student Services M a c I V O R , Madele ine Phone: (604) 822-0651 E-mail: macivor@unixg.ubc.ca M a c K E N Z I E , Tara Scott B.B.A. (New Bruns.) Phone: ( 6 0 4 ) 8 2 2 - 8 7 1 6 E-mail: tarscott@unixg.ubc.ca S C H I N N E R L , Sandra B.Comm. (Brit. Col.) Phone: (604 )822-9627 E-mail: sandra@unix2.ubc.ca Coordinator First Nations Forestry Programs Development Officer Associate Director International Forestry Programs FACULTY AND STAFF A L I V O J V O D I C , Barbara Administrator Phone: ( 6 0 4 ) 8 2 2 - 5 5 4 2 E-mail: alivoj@unixg.ubc.ca A T K I N S O N , W e n d y B.A. (Hons.) (Vic.) Secretary Phone: ( 6 0 4 ) 8 2 2 - 2 1 7 6 E-mail: atkinso@unixg.ubc.ca BERG, A n o n d a Undergraduate Programs Secretary Phone: (604) 822-2727 E-mail: forrecep@unixg.ubc.ca H A R T S O N , Donna Secretary to the Dean Phone: (604) 822-3542 E-mail: hartson@unixg.ubc.ca J A M E S , R o b B.A. (Simon Fraser), CNA, MCSE Systems Coordinator Phone: (604) 822-6793 E-mail: robjames@unixg.ubc.ca LAI, Charles Clerk Phone: ( 604 )822 -4312 E-mail: chalai@unixg.ubc.ca Q U A Y , Patsy Editorial Assistant Phone: (604) 822-4072 E-mail: quay@unixg.ubc.ca S C H O B E L , Karen Graduate Programs Secretary Phone: (604) 822-6177 E-mail: gradfor@unixg.ubc.ca T U R N E R , Ron B.A. (Brit. Col.) Project Manager - Forest Sciences Centre Phone: (604)822-0773 E-mail: turner@unixg.ubc.ca 1997 Annual Report 13 FOREST RESOURCES MANAGEMENT DEPARTMENT Valerie LeMay Acting Head Younes Alila Clark Binkley Mm I '•WKKF' i Jonathan Fannin Timothy Ballard Dennis Bendickson David Haley George Hoberg Antal Kozak Donald Luvmes Peter Marshall Peter Murtha John Nelson S.E. (Tim) Salcudean Stephen Sheppard Roy Sidle David Tait David Tindall G.C. (Casey) van Kooten Paul Wood FOREST RESOURCES MANAGEMENT DEPARTMENT LeMAY, Valerie M. Associate Professor and Acting Head • Biometrics/Mensuration B.Sc. (1981), M.Sc. (1982) Alta., Ph.D. (1989) Brit. Col., R.P.F. Phone: (604) 822-4770 E-mail: lemay@unixg.ubc.ca ALILA, Younes Assistant Professor • Forest Engineering Hydrology B.A.Sc. (1985), M.A.Sc. (1987), Ph.D. (1994) Ottawa, P. Eng. Phone: (604) 822-6058 E-mail: alila@unixg.ubc.ca BALLARD, Timothy M. Professor (Forest Resources Management , Soil Science) • Forest Soils B.S.F. (1961), M.F. (1963), Ph.D. (1968) Wash. Phone: (604) 822-2300 E-mail: thai lard @unixg.ubc.ca BENDICKSON, Dennis F. Instructor I • Forest Operations B.S.F. (1971) Brit. Col.. R.P.F. Phone: (604) 822-5932 E-mail: dbendick@unixg.ubc.ca BINKLEY, Clark S. Professor and Dean • Forest Economics A.B. (1971), M.S. (1976) Harv., Ph.D. (1979) Yale, R.P.F. (Hon.) Phone: (604) 822-2467 E-mail: binkley@unixg.ubc.ca FANNIN, R. Jonathan Associate Professor (Forest Resources Management , Civil Engineering) • Forest Engineering, Roads, Soils, Terrain Stability Assessment B.Sc.(Hons.) (1983) Belfast, Ph.D. (1987) Oxford, P. Eng. Phone: (604)822-3133 E-mail: jonathan.fannin@ubc.ca HALEY, David Professor • Forest Economics, Forest Policy Analysis B.Sc. (1962) Aberd., M.F. (1964), Ph.D. (1966) Brit. Col., R.P.F. Phone: (604) 822-5634 E-mail: dhaley@unixg.ubc.ca HOBERG, George Associate Professor (Forest Resources Management, Political Science) • Forest Policy B.S. (1980) Berkeley, Ph.D. (1987) MIT Phone: (604) 822-3728 E-mail: hoberg@unixg.ubc.ca KOZAK, Antal Professor and Associate Dean • Biometrics, New Methodology for Forest Inventory B.S.F. (1959) Sopron, M.F. (1961), Ph.D. (1963) Brit. Col.. D.Sc. Honoris causa (1989) Sopron Phone: (604) 822-3545 E-mail: kozak@unixg.ubc.ca LUYMES, Donald Assistant Professor (Forest Resources Management, Landscape Architecture) • Landscape Design, Visual Resource Management B.L.A. (1986) Brit. Col., M.L.A. (1991) Guelph Phone: (604) 822-3459 E-mail: luymes@unixg.ubc.ca MARSHALL, Peter L. Associate Professor • Growth and Yield, Forest Management B.Sc.F. (1976), M.Sc.F. (1979) Tor., Ph.D. (1984) Brit. Col., R.P.F. Phone: (604) 822-4918 E-mail: marshall@unixg.ubc.ca MURTHA, Peter A. Professor (Forest Resources Management, Soil Science) • Remote Sensing, Image Analysis, Satellite Data Interpretation, Land Classification and Terrain Analysis B.Sc.F. (1961) Tor., M.Sc. (1964), Ph.D. (1968) Cornell, M.C.A.S.I. Phone: (604)822-6452 E-mail: murtha@unixg.ubc.ea NELSON, John D. Associate Professor • Timber Supply Planning B.S.F. (1980), M.B.A. (1982) Brit. Col., Ph.D. (1988) Oregon State, R.P.F. Phone: (604) 822-3902 E-mail: nelson@unixg.ubc.ca SALCUDEAN, S.E. (Tim) Associate Professor (Forest Resources Management , Electrical Engineering) • Robotics/Control B.Eng. (1979), M.Eng. (1981) McG., Ph.D. (1986) Berkeley, P. Eng. Phone: (604) 822-3243 E-mail: iims@ee.ubc.ca FACULTY AND STAFF Dept. Phone: (604) 822-3482 Dept. Fax: ( 604 )822 -9106 1997 Annual Report 15 SHEPPARD, Stephen Associate Professor (Forest Resources Management , Landscape Architecture) • CIS, Visual Management, Planning B.A. (1974), M.Sc. (1976) Brit. Col., M.A. (1980) Oxford, Ph.D. (1982) Berkeley Phone: (604) 822-6582 E-mail: shep@unixg.ube.ca SIDLE, Roy Professor and FRBC Chair in Forest Hydrology (Forest Resources Management , Geography) • Forest Hydrology B.S. (1970)! M.S. (1972) Arizona, Ph.D. (1976) Penn. State Phone: (604) 822-3169 E-mail: sidle@unixg.ubc.ca • Honorary Lecturers SANDERS, Peter R.W. B.S.F., M.F. (Brit. Col.), R.P.F. • Silviculture SAUDER, Brent J. B.S.F., M.F. (Brit. Col.), R.P.F. • Forest Operations • Research Associates B A C K M A N , Charles B.S.F., M.B.A. (Brit. Col.), M.A.I.S., Ph.D. (Wash.) • International Trade and Forest Products Z U M R A W I , Abdel Azim B.Sc.. M.Sc., Ph.D. (Oregon State) • Biometrics, Growth and Yield Modeling FACULTY AND STAFF Forest Resources Management Department TAIT, David E.N. Assistant Professor • Optimization Techniques, Forest Planning B.Sc. (1968), M.Sc. (1970), Ph.D. (1983) Brit. Col. Phone: (604) 822-2997 E-mail: dtait@unixg.ubc.ca TINDALL, David B. Assistant Professor (Forest Resources Management , Sociology) • Sociology/Conservation B.A. (1985), M.A. (1989) Vic.. Ph.D. (1994) Tor. Phone: (604) 822-2550/2363 E-mail: tindall@unixg.ubc.ca VAN KOOTEN, G.C. (Casey) Professor (Forest Resources Management, Agricultural Economics) • Economics of Natural Resources B.Sc. (1972), M.A. (1974) Alia., Ph.D. (1982) Oregon State Phone: (604) 822-4518 E-mail: gerrit@unixg.ubc.ca WOOD, Paul Assistant Professor • Conservation Policy, Environmental Ethics B.Sc. (1973), Ph.D. (1994) Brit. Col., R.P.F., R.P.Bio. Phone: (604) 822-0951 E-mail: paulwood@unixg.ubc.ca • Sessional Lecturers BYNG, David B.S.F. (Brit. Col.) • Forest Operations M E S S E N G E R . Meggin B.Sc. (Brit. Col.) • Strategic Planning • Post-doctoral Fellows L A V A L L E E , Loraine B.A., M.A., Ph.D. (Brit. Col.) • Social Psychology W H I T A K E R , Andrew B.Sc. (Bristol), M.Sc. (Newcastle), Ph.D. (Montana) • Hydro log ic Mo del in g • Adjunct Professors COTTELL, Philip L. B.S.F., M.F. (Brit. Col.), Ph.D. (Yale), R.P.F. D E M A E R S C H A L K , Julien P. B.S.F. (Louvain), M.F., Ph.D. (Brit. Col.) HALL, Thomas H. B.A., M.Sc. (Indiana), M.Sc.F. (N. Bruns.), Ph.D. (Brit. Col.), R.P.F. H U D S O N , Robert B.Sc., M.Sc. (Calg.), Ph.D. (Brit. Col.) ILES, Kimberley B.S., M.Sc. (Oregon), Ph.D. (Brit. Col.) M A G N U S S E N , Steen M.Sc. (Copenhagen), Ph.D. (Gottingen) M A T A K A L A , Patrick B.Sc., M.Sc. (Lakehead). Ph.D. (Brit. Col.) M I T C H E L L , Kenneth J. B.S.F. (Brit. Col.), M.F., Ph.D. (Yale), R.P.F. W I L L I A M S , Douglas H. B.Sc. (Simon Fraser), M.Sc., Ph.D. (Brit. Col.) W O Z N O W , Ron B.Sc. (Alia.), Ph.D. (UNB) • Staff AKAI, Heather Administrative Assistant AQUINO, David B.Sc.F. (National Agrarian), M.F. (Brit. Col. Research Assistant/Technician 16 UBC Faculty of Forestry C O U C H , Mary Lou Secretary GIZOWSKI , David B.Sc. (Alta.) Computer Research Analyst LAI, Charles Departmental Clerk M A E D E L , Jerry B.F.A., T.C. (Vic.), M.Sc. (Brit. Col.) GIS/RS Coordinator S H A N N O N , Tim B.S.F., M.F. (Brit. Col.) Research Analyst V E R W O E R D , Harry Research Assistant/Technician • Retirement Dr. Gordon Baskerville has retired from the Faculty after serving as Head of the Forest Resources Management Department since 1993. He is continuing his professional work as a consultant. • New Faculty Appointments B E N D I C K S O N , Dennis Mr. Dennis Bendickson joined the Faculty as an Instructor in Forest Operat ions this year. He has many years of professional experience in forest operations, management , and consulting. H O B E R G , George Dr. George Hoberg joined the Forestry Faculty as an Associate Professor in Forest Policy in 1997. Prior to jo ining the Faculty, he held a full time appointment in the Political Science Department at UBC. His research interests include comparative public policy, forest and environmental policy. S H E P P A R D , Stephen Dr. Stephen Sheppard joined the Faculty in the summer of 1997 as an Associate Professor in a joint appointment with Landscape Architecture. He has worked in private practice in the US and UK for over 20 years, both as a specialist in visual resource management and visualization techniques, and as a senior planner applying GIS and environmental impact assessment techniques. He is currently developing a centre of excellence at U B C for research in integration of GIS, computer visualization, and public involvement techniques to support decision- making on forest resource and land planning issues. SIDLE, Roy Dr. Roy Sidle joined the Faculty this past year as Professor and FRBC Chair in Forest Hydrology. This is a joint appointment with Geography. Dr. Sidle has been conducting research and managing an international program within IGBP in Denmark and Holland for the past three years. His current research interests include cumulative watershed effects, headwater hydrology, and landslide studies. ACHIEVEMENTS IN 1997-98 • A new diploma in Forest Resources Engineering was approved by Senate. • Dr. Stephen Sheppard was hired in a joint appointment between Forest Resources Management and Landscape Architecture. • Dr. Roy Sidle was hired in a joint appoint- ment between Forest Resources Management and Geography to fill one of the two F R B C Chairs in Forest Hydrology. • An external review of the department was completed. PLANS FOR 1998-99 • The search for a new Department Head will be conducted this year. • The new B.S.F. (Forest Resources Manage- ment) program will be drafted this year, and will include two periods of forestry-only enrolment, allowing for more field-oriented and problem-based learning. • Searches for the FRBC Chair and an Assistant Professor in Forest Management are being conducted. The two positions are expected to be very influential in teaching the revised B.S.F. (Forest Resources Management) program. • The move to the new Forest Sciences Centre will bring all Department members together enhancing joint research programs. • A review of the B.S.F. (Forest Operations) program will begin this year. The review will assess the possible eligibility of graduates to register as Professional Engineers. • A study of the feasibility of offering a Master ' s degree leading to eligibility for obtaining status in the Association of B.C. Professional Foresters will begin this year. • Expansion of GIS courses and teaching support. ACHIEVEMENTS AND PLANS Forest Resources Management Department 1997 Annual Report 17 WOOD SCIENCE DEPARTMENT Stavros Avramidis Patrick Cramond Colette Breuil Simon Ellis David Barrett Head Robert Kozak David Cohen Frank Lam Helmut Prion Thomas Maness John Ruddick Jack Saddler Laszlo Paszner WOOD SCIENCE DEPARTMENT BARRETT, J. David Professor and Head • Wood Products Engineering B.A.Sc. (1965) Brit. Col., Ph.D. (1973) Berkeley, F.I.A.W.S., P. Eng. Phone: (604) 822-5852 E-mail: dbarrett@unixg.ubc.ca LAM, Frank Assistant Professor • Wood Mechanics B.A.Sc. (1982), M.A.Sc. (1985), Ph.D. (1992) Brit. Col., F.I.W.Sc., P. Eng. Phone: (604) 822-6526 E-mail: franklam@unixg.ubc.ca AVRAMIDIS, Stavros Associate Professor • Wood Physics and Drying B.S.F. (1981) Thessaloniki, M.S. (1983), Ph.D. (1986) SUNY, Syracuse Phone: (604) 822-6153 E-mail: stavros@unixg.ubc.ca BREUIL, Colette Associate Professor and NSERC Industrial Junior Chair • Forest Products Biotechnology B.Sc. (1971) Lyon, M.Sc. (1974) Ottawa, Ph.D. (1977) Lyon Phone: (604) 222-3200 loc. 421 E-mail: breuil@unixg.ubc.ca COHEN, David H. Associate Professor • Forest Products Marketing and Management Dipl. For. Tech. (1976) Selkirk, B.Sc. (1986) Idaho, Ph.D. (1989) Virginia Polytech. Phone: (604)822-6716 E-mail: dcohen@unixe.ubc.ca CRAMOND, Patrick Instructor I (Wood Science, Mechanical Engineering) • Wood Products Processing B.A.Sc. (1974) Brit. Col. Phone: (604) 822-1287 E-mail: pcramond@mech.ubc.ca ELLIS, Simon C. Associate Professor • Wood Anatomy and Quality B.Sc. (Hons.) (1983) N. Wales, M.Sc. (1986), Ph.D. (1989) Brit. Col. Phone: (604) 822-3551 E-mail: sellis@unixg.ubc.ca KOZAK, Robert A. Assistant Professor • Forest Products Utilization B.Sc. (1988), Ph.D. (1996) Brit. Col. Phone: (604)822-2402 E-mail: rkozak@unixg.ubc.ca MANESS, Thomas Associate Professor and Director, Centre for Advanced Wood Processing • Wood Products Processing B.S.F. (1979) W. Virginia, M.Sc. (1981) Virginia Polytech., Ph.D. (1989) Wash. Phone: (604) 822-2150 E-mail: maness@unixg.ubc.ea PASZNER, Laszlo Professor • Chemical Utilization of Wood, Reconstituted Wood Products B.S.F. (1958) Sopron , M.F. (1963), Ph.D. (1966) Brit. Col. Phone: (604) 822-2139 E-mail: paszner@unixg.ubc.ca PRION, Helmut G.L. Assistant Professor (Wood Science, Civil Engineering) • Engineered Timber Structures Design Hons. B.Eng. (1974) Stellenbosch, Ph.D. (1987) Tor., P. Eng. Phone: (604) 822-3864 E-mail: prion@civil.ubc.ca RUDDICK, John N.R. Professor • Wood Preservation B.Sc. (1965), M.Sc. (1966) Newcastle, Ph.D. (1970) Lond. Phone: (604) 822-3736 E-mail: ruddick@unixg.ubc.ca SADDLER, Jack N. Professor and NSERC Industrial Senior Chair • Forest Products Biotechnology B.Sc. (Hons.) (1975) Edin., Ph.D. (1978) Glas. Phone: (604) 222-3220 E-mail: saddler@unixg.ubc.ca FACULTY AND STAFF Dept. Phone: (604) 822-5303 Dept. Fax: (604)822-9104 E-mail: woodubc@unixg.ubc.ca www.wood.ubc.ca 1997 Annual Report 19 FACULTY AND STAFF Wood Science Department • Visiting Professors BRAMER, Mark Tech. Ed. Dipl. & Ont. Teachers Cert. (Ont.) Woodworking Mfg. Tech. Dipl. (Conestoga Coll.) • Wood Products Processing SCHLEUSENER, Jorg Diploma (CSISH) • Wood Finishing SCHOLZ, Freider Ph.D. (Munich) • Wood Products Processing • Research Associates SERREQI, Alessio B.Sc. (Brit. Col.), Ph.D. (McG.) • Forest Products Biotechnology SHEVCHENKO, Sergey S.Sc. Chem. (Russia), B.S., M.S. (Leningrad) • Forest Products Biotechnology • Post-doctoral Fellows BIERNACKI, jack B.S. (Warsaw), M.S., Ph.D. (Berkeley) • Nondestructive Evaluation of Wood Products BOUSSAID, Abdel Ph.D. (Oregon) • Forest Products Biotechnology CAI, Liping M.Sc. (NW For. Univ., China), Ph.D. (Michigan Tech.) • Wood Drying and Physics CAI, Yijin B.Sc. (Nanjing, China), Ph.D. (Hong Kong) • Forest Products Biotechnology JOHANSSON, Carl B.Sc., Ph.D. (Simon Fraser) • Forest Products Biotechnology KIM, Seong B.Sc., M.Sc. (Korea), Ph.D. (Brit. Col.) • Forest Products Biotechnology OUDJEHANE, Azzeddine B.Eng. (Ecole Nat. Polytech. d'Algeria), M.Sc. (INPG, France) Ph.D. (Univ. Blaise Clermont Ferrand, France) • Wood Composites UZUNOVIC, Adnan B.Sc., Ph.D. (Lond.) • Forest Products Biotechnology • Adjunct Professors BEATSON, Roger B.Sc. (Exeter), Ph.D. (W. Ont.) DINUS, Ronald B.S. (Penn.), M.Sc. (Wash.), Ph.D. (Oregon State) ENEGREN, Terry B.A.Sc., Ph.D. (Brit. Col.) MORRIS, PAUL B.Sc., Ph.D. (London) PLACKETT, David B.Sc. (Sussex), Ph.D. (Brit. Col.) • Staff BERNALDEZ, James B.A.Sc. (Brit. Col.) Research Engineer FURST, Dayna Departmental Clerk GREGG, David B.Sc. (Calg.), M.A.Sc. (Brit. Col.) Research Scientist HASTINGS, Diana B.Sc. (Brit. Col.) Research Assistant/Technician LEE, George B.Sc. (China), M.Sc. (Oregon State) Wood Engineer Scientist MUCCI, Blanche Business Administration Cert. (Ryerson) Administrative Assistant MYRONUK, Robert Dipl. Tech. (BCIT) Research Support Services Supervisor NORLIN, Peter M.A.Sc. (Brit. Col.) Research Assistant/Technician SIDHU, Avtar B.Sc. (Brit. Col.) Research Scientist SYMONS, Paul B.A.Sc. (Brit. Col.) Research Engineer THOMSON, Sandy B.Sc. (Brit. Col.) Student Affairs and Public Relations WANG, Yin Tang B.Eng., M.Eng. (Hohai Univ., China) Wood Engineering Scientist ZHAO, Jay B.A.Sc. (Tsinghua Univ., Beijing), M.A.Sc., Ph.D. (Brit. Col.), Computer Specialist 2 0 UBC Faculty of Forestry • Promotions AVRAMIDIS, Stavros - promoted to Professor effective July 1, 1998. BREUIL, Colette - promoted to Professor effective July I, 1998. • New Faculty Appointment CRAMOND, Patrick Mr. Patrick Cramond joined the Faculty in 1997 as an Instructor in Mechanical Engineering after spending 23 years in industry, working mainly with forest products processing machines. Patrick is appointed jointly between Wood Science and Mechanical Engineering (Faculty of Applied Science). His teaching will include a course on machine component design to forestry students and industry training courses at the Centre for Advanced Wood Processing. ACHIEVEMENTS IN 1997-98 PLANS FOR 1998-99 Implement Year 5 of the Wood Products Processing degree program. Complete faculty searches for Wood Products Processing position and the Wood Composites position. Submit a curriculum proposal to establish the new graduate program in Wood and Fibre Science and Technology. Submit a curriculum proposal to establish the new graduate program in Wood Building Design and Construction. Complete the move to the new Forest Sciences Centre and the Centre for Advanced Wood Processing. Expand research collaborations in the fields of secondary wood processing, wood composites and wood building design and construction. ACHIEVEMENTS AND PLANS • The 4th year of the new Wood Products Processing Degree program was implemented • Successfully introduced a block teaching format for selected Wood Products Process- ing courses using international experts. • Through the efforts of the Centre for Advanced Wood Processing, our Wood Products Processing students have Coop placements in primary and secondary wood processing firms across Canada. • Faculty members from the Fachhochschule Rosenheim and the Swiss Institute for Wood Engineering continue to make significant contributions to the design and delivery of the Wood Products Processing program. • Appointed a Student Services Coordinator to lead the recruiting program for the Wood Products Processing program. • Faculty searches for three new Wood Products Processing positions and a Wood Composites position were initiated. • Collaborated with the B.C. industry to establish the BC Network for Wood Building Design and Construction. • Completed detailed planning for teaching and research space in the new Forest Sciences Centre. • An external review of the Department of Wood Science was completed. Wood Science Department 1997 Annual Report 21 Bart van tier Kamp Fred Bunnell Gordon Weetman Chris Chanway Robert Guy Kathy Martin John Worrall Susan Glenn Karel Klinka FOREST SCIENCES DEPARTMENT J.P. (Hamish) Kimmins Susan Watts John McLean Kermit Ritland Sally Aitken Michael Feller Gene Namkoong Head Steve Mitchell Yousry El-Kassaby Scott Hinch Cindy Prescott Laura Nagel J John Richardson FOREST SCIENCES DEPARTMENT NAMKOONG, Gene Professor and Head • Population and Quantitative Genetics B.S. (1956), M.S. (1958) SUNY, Ph.D. (1963) N. Carolina State Univ., Dhe (Swedish Agric. Univ.) Phone: (604) 822-8275 E-mail: gene@unixg.ubc.ca AITKEN, Sally N. Assistant Professor and Jr. NSERC/Industria! Research Chair in Population Genetics • Genecology and Physiological Genetics B.S.F. (Hons.) (1984) Brit. Col.. M.Sc. (1986), Ph.D. (1989) Berkeley Phone: (604) 822-6020 E-mail: aitken@unixg.ube.ca BUNNELL, Fred L. Professor and Director, Centre for Applied Conservation Biology • Wildlife Population Dynamics, Influences of Forestry Practices on Wildlife B.S.F. (Hons.) (1965) Brit. Col., Ph.D. (1973) Berkeley, R.P.Bio. Phone: (604) 822-5928 E-mail: fbunnell@unixg.ubc.ca CHANWAY, Christopher P. Associate Professor and Associate Dean (Forest Sciences, Soil Science) • Soil Microbiology B.Sc. (1978) Winn.! B.S. Ag. (1980) Manit., M.Sc. (1983). Ph.D. (1987) Brit. Col. Phone: (604) 822-3716 E-mail: cchanway@unixg.ubc.ca EL-KASSABY, Yousry Professor (Western Forest Products Limited) • Quantitative Genetics B.Sc. (1970) Alexandra, M.Sc. (1976)Tanta, Ph.D. (1980) Brit. Col., R.P.F. Phone: (604) 822-1821 E-mail: yelkassaby@westernforest.com FELLER, Michael C. Associate Professor • Fire Science and Water Quality B.Sc. (Hons.) (1968), M.Sc. (1969) Melbourne, Ph.D. (1975) Brit. Col., R.P.Bio. Phone: (604) 822-3729 E-mail: feller@unixg.ubc.ca GLENN, Susan M. Assistant Professor • Conservation Biology and Landscape Ecology B.Sc. (1983) Tor., M.Sc. (1985) Guelph, Ph.D. (1990) Oklahoma Phone: (604) 822-4131 E-mail: sglenn@unixg.ubc.ca GUY, Robert D. Associate Professor and Associate Dean • Plant Physiology B.Sc. (1977), Ph.D. (1984) Calg. Phone: (604)822-6023 E-mail: guy@unixg.ubc.ca HINCH, Scott G. Assistant Professor (Forest Sciences, Institute for Resources and Environment) • Aquatic Ecology and Fish/Forestry Interactions B.Sc. (Hons.) (1985), M.Sc. (1987) W. Ont., Ph.D. (1992) Tor. Phone: (604) 822-9377 E-mail: shinch@unixg.ubc.ea KIMMINS, J.P. (Hamish) Professor • Forest Ecology, Sustainability of Managed Forests, Modelling Forest Ecosystems B.Sc. (1964) N. Wales, M.Sc. (1966) Berkeley, M. Phil. (1968), Ph.D. (1970) Yale, R.P.F. (Hon.) Phone: (604) 822-3549 E-mail: kimmins@unixg.ubc.ca KLINKA, Karel Professor and V.J. Krajina/B.C. Forest Service Chair in Silvics and Silviculture • Forest Ecology, Silvics For. Eng. (1960) Prague, Ph.D. (1976) Brit. Col., R.P.F. Phone: (604) 822-3047 E-mail: klinka@unixg.ubc.ca MARTIN, Kathy M. Associate Professor (Canadian Wildlife Service) • Avian Ecology and Conservation in Forest, Grassland and Alpine Ecosystems B.Sc. (1970) Prince Edward Is., M.Sc. (1973) Aha., Ph.D. (1985) Queen's Phone: (604) 822-9695 E-mail: kmartin@unixg.ubc.ca McLEAN, John A. Professor • Forest Entomology B.Sc. (1965), M.Sc. (1968) Auckland, Ph.D. (1976) Simon Fraser, F.R.E.S., R.P.Bio. Phone: (604) 822-3360 E-mail: mclean@unixg.ubc.ca MITCHELL, Steve Instructor II • Silviculture B.S.F. (1987) Brit. Col., R.P.F. Phone: (604)822-4591 E-mail: smitchel@unixe.ubc.ca FACULTY AND STAFF Dept. Phone: (604) 822-2507 Dept. Fax: (604) 822-9102 1997 Annual Report 23 FACULTY AND STAFF Forest Sciences Department NAGEL, Laura Instructor I • Conservation Biology B.Sc. (1989) Tor., M.Sc. (1994) Brit. Col. Phone: (604) 822-4987 E-mail: lnagel@unixg.ubc.ca PRESCOTT, Cindy Assistant Professor • Forest Nutrition B.Sc.(Hons.) (1981) Brock, M.Sc. (1984), Ph.D. (1988) Calg. Phone: (604)822-4701 E-mail: cpres@unixg.ubc.ca RICHARDSON, John S. Assistant Professor (B.C. Ministry of Environment, Lands & Parks) • Hydroriparian Systems B.Sc. (1979) Tor., M.Sc. (1983) Alta., Ph.D. (1989) Brit. Col. Phone: (604) 822-6586 E-mail: jrichard@unixg.ubc.ca RITLAND, Kermit Professor and Sr. NSERC/Industrial Research Chair in Population Genetics • Population and Quantitative Genetics B.Sc. (1977) Wash., Ph.D. (1982) Calif. Phone: (604)822-8101 E-mail: ritland@unixg.ubc.ca VAN DER KAMP, Bart J. Professor • Forest Pathology B.S.F. (1964) Brit. Col., Ph.D. (1967) Aberd. Phone: (604) 822-2728 E-mail: vdkamp@unixg.ubc.ca WATTS, Susan B. Lecturer and Assistant Dean • Forest Entomology B.Sc. (1973) N. Wales, M.F. (1976), Ph.D. (1981) Brit. Col., R.P.F. Phone: (604) 822-6316 E-mail: suwatts@unixg.ubc.ca WEETMAN, Gordon F. Professor • Silviculture B.Sc.F. (1955) Tor., M.F. (1958), Ph.D. (1962) Yale, R.P.F., F. Eng. Phone: (604) 822-2504 E-mail: gweetman@unixg.ubc.ca WORRALL, John G. Associate Professor • Tree Physiology, Tree Growth Mechanisms and Climatic Influence B.Sc. (1959) Durham, B.S.F. (1963) Brit. Col., M.F. (1964), M. Phil. (1967), Ph.D. (1968) Yale Phone: (604) 822-3516 E-mail: worrall@unixg.ubc.ca • Sessional Faculty K L E N N E R , Walter Assistant Professor • Wildlife Ecology B.Sc. (1976), M.Sc. (1982) Manit., Ph.D. (1990) Brit. Col., R.P. Bio. • Sessional Lecturers ELLIOTT, Dave B.Sc.(Hons.) (Aust.), Ph.D. (Brit. Col.) • Dendrology M c C O R M I C K , James B.Sc., M.Sc. (Brit. Col.) • Forest Wildlife Ecology and Management • Research Associates C H A N - M c L E O D , Ann C. Allaye B.Sc.F., M.Sc. (Brit. Col.), Ph.D. (Alaska) • Physiological Ecology CHEN, Han M.Sc. (Nanjing For. Univ.), Ph.D. (Brit. Col.) • Forest Ecology and Silviculture D O B R Y , Jaroslav B.Sc., Ph.D. (Prague) • Dendrochronology KIFFNEY, Peter B.S. (N. Carolina State), M.S. (Calif.), Ph.D. (Colorado) • Community and Ecosystem Ecology KOSHY, Mathew P. B.Sc., M.Sc. (Kerala), M.Sc. (Wales), Ph.D. (Brit. Col.) • Forest Genetics RITLAND, Carol B.Sc., M.Sc. (Brit. Col.), Ph.D. (Tor.) • Molecular Genetics SILIM, Salini N. B.Sc. (Makerere), M.Sc.F. (New Bruns.), Ph.D. (Brit. Col.) • Tree Physiology QIAN, Hong B.S., M.S. (Anhui Ag.), Ph.D. (Chinese Acad. Sci., Shenyan, China) • Plant Ecology V O N EULER, Frederik B.Sc.F., Ph.D. (Swedish Ag.) • Biodiversity Patterns W E L H A M , Clive B.Sc., M.Sc., (Manit.), Ph.D. (Simon Fraser) • Biosciences 24 UBC Faculty of Forestry • Honorary Research Associate C A R T E R , Rcid B.Sc., M.Sc. (Brit. Col.), R.P.F. • Forest Ecology and Management • Post-doctoral Fellows A W A D E L - K A R I M , Salah M.Sc. (Leningrad), M.Sc. (UMIST), Ph.D. (Brit. Col.) • Wood Pulp and Paper Chemistry and Technology B R A D L E Y , Robert B.Sc. (Guelph), B.Sc., Ph.D. (McG.) • Soil Plant Interactions C A R C A M O , Hector A. B.Sc., M.Sc. (Alta.), Ph.D. (Calg.) • Soil Ecology FU, Yong-Bi B.Sc. (Nanjing), M.Sc. (Lakehead), Ph.D. (Tor.) • Population/Forest Genetics G O O D W I L L I E , Carol B.Sc. (Mass.). Ph.D. (Wash.) • Evolutionary Ecology H A N N E R Z , Mats M.Sc.F., Lie. For. (Swedish Agric.Univ.) • Forest Ecology K R E S T O V , Pavel B.Sc., M.Sc.. Ph.D. (Vlad) • Plant Ecology LAIHO, Raija M.Sc.. Lie. Agr. For., D.Sc. (Helsinki) • Forest Nutrition Dynamics and Nutrient Cycling, Mire Ecology M A R K H A M , John B.Sc. (Guelph), B.Ed. (Dalhousie), Ph.D. (Brit. Col.) • Plant Microbe Interactions M A R S H A L L , D a w n B.Sc. (Hons.) (Nfld.), Ph.D. (Tor.) • Molecular Evolution MIN, Xiangjia B.Sc. (Shandong), M.Sc. (Beijing), Ph.D. (Hawaii) • Plant Physiology NEVILLE, Sandra B.Sc. (Queen's), M.Sc., Ph.D. (Dalhousie) • Forest Ecology SEELEY, Brad B.S. (Redlands), Ph.D. (Boston) • Nutrient Dynamics and Forest Hydrology TRAVIS, Steve B.S. (Oregon), M.S.. Ph.D. (N. Arizona) • Molecular Ecology V E N N E R , Kirsty B.Sc. (York), Ph.D. (Edinburgh) • Tree Nutrition, Soil Rehabilitation W A N G , Tongli M.Sc., Ph.D. (Helsinki) • Forest Tree Breeding Y O U N G , Jessica B.S. (Calif., San Diego), Ph.D. (Purdue) • Population Biology and Behavioural Ecology • Adjunct Professors ALFARO, Rene I. B.Sc. (Chile), M.Sc., Ph.D. (Simon Fraser) ANDISON, David B.Sc. (Tor.), B. Arch., Ph.D. (Brit.Col.) AXELROOD, Paige E. B.Sc., M.Sc. (Oregon State), Ph.D. (Calif.) BARKER, John E. B.Sc. (Brit. Col.), M.Sc., Ph.D. (Calif.) BURTON, Philip J. B.Sc. (Sask.), M.Sc. (Hawaii), Ph.D. (Illinois) COMEAU, Philip G. B.Sc.(Vic.), Ph.D. (Brit. Col) DICKINSON, Thomas E. B.Sc. (Kingston), M.Sc. (Calg.), Ph.D. (Penn.) GROSSNICKLE, Steven C. B.Sc. (Illinois), M.Sc., Ph.D. (Colorado State) HENRY, Charles L. B.S., M.Sc. (Oregon State), Ph.D. (Wash.) KLENNER, Walter B.Sc., M.Sc. (Manit.), Ph.D. (Brit. Col.), R.P. Bio. KLIMASZEWSKI, Jan M.Sc., Ph.D. (Wroclaw) KRANNITZ, Pamela G. B.Sc. (Guelph), M.Sc. (W. Ont.), Ph.D. (Queen's) KURZ, Werner Diplom Holzwirt (Hamburg), Ph.D. (Brit. Col.) LEADEM, Carole L. B.Sc. (Calif.), Ph.D. (Brit. Col.), R.P. Bio. LOUSIER, J. Daniel B.Sc. (Nelson), M.Sc., Ph.D. (Calg.), R.P. Bio. MacDONALD, John S. B.Sc. (Simon Fraser), Ph.D. (W. Ont.) McLELLAN, Bruce N. B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D. (Brit. Col.), R.P. Bio. McQUEEN, Donald J. B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D. (Brit. Col.) FACULTY AND STAFF Forest Sciences Department 1997 Annual Report 25 FACULTY AND STAFF Forest Sciences Department MORRISON, Duncan J. B.S.F., M.Sc. (Brit. Col.), Ph.D. (Cambridge) OTVOS, Imre B.Se.F. (Sopron), M.S., Ph.D. (Berkeley) PRESTON, Caroline M. B.Sc. (McM.), M.A. (Carlton), Ph.D. (Brit. Col.) ROCHELLE, James B.Sc., M.Sc. (Wash.), Ph.D. (Brit. Col.) SAFRANYIK, Laszlo B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D. (Brit. Col.) SULLIVAN, Thomas P. B.Sc.(Hons.), M.Sc., Ph.D. (Brit. Col.) SPITTLEHOUSE, David L. B.Sc. (Nott.), M.Sc. (Sask.), Ph.D. (Brit. Col.) SUTTON, Benjamin C. B.Sc. (Hon.) (Reading), Ph.D. (Brit. Col.) WANG, Qingli B.Sc. (Shenyang Agric. Univ., PRC), M.Sc. (Northeast For. Univ., PRC), Ph.D. (Brit. Col.) • Staff ABE, Tricia B.Sc. (Hons.) (Dalhousie) Research Assistant/Technican BLEVINS, Leandra M.S. (North Carolina) Research Scientist BUDGE, Sonya B.Sc. (Hons.) (Acadia), M.Sc. (Brit. Col.) Research Assistant/Technican DUPUIS, Linda B.Sc. (Hons.) (Carlton), M.Sc. (Brit. Col.) Research Assistant/Technican CHAN, Ivy Dipl. Finance (Brit. Col.) Financial Clerk CHOURMOUZIS, Christine B.Sc.(Hons.), M.Sc. (Guelph) Research Scientist FORSMAN, Hooban B.Sc. (Brit. Col.) Research Assistant/Technician GRAY-MITSUMUNE, Darrin B.Sc. (New Bruns.) Research Assistant/Technician HORNER, Maxine Secretary JOHNSON, Jacklyn B.S.Ed. (Minn.) Adminstrative Assistant KLIMUK, Diane B.Sc. (Brit. Col.), M.Sc. (Dalhousie) Research Assistant/Technician KULIS, Yolanta Dipl. Env. Sci. (Capilano Coll.), M.Sc. (Wroclaw) LEE, Eric Financial Clerk LEHMANN, Renate B.Sc. (Trent), M.Sc. (McG.) Research Assistant/Technician LUNSHOF, Jeff Research Assistant/Technician NAIRN, James B.Sc. (Guelph) Research Assistant/Technician PALMER, Sharon Secretary POIRIER, Lisa B.Sc. (Guelph), MPM, Ph.D. (Simon Fraser) Research Assistant/Technician RAJ, Ben B.Eng. (India) Research Assistant/Technician RATSON, Susan Secretary SETO, Carrie B.A. (Hong Kong) Administrative Assistant STALEY, Candis Research Assistant/Technician TSZE, Min Research Assistant/Technician TUYTEL, Joanne B.S.F. (Brit. Col.) Research Assistant/Technician VARGA, Pal B.S.F., M.Sc. (Brit. Col.) Research Scientist WANG, Yuewei Dipl. (Nanjing Forestry, PRC) Laboratory Assistant WIND, Like M.Sc. (Brit. Col.) Research Assistant/Technician • Promotion MARTIN, Kathy - promoted to Professor effective July I , 1998. 26 UBC Faculty of Forestry ACHIEVEMENTS IN 1997-98 PLANS FOR 1998-99 Dr. Cindy Prescott was appointed to Assistant Professor (grant-tenure track) in Forest Nutrition. Steve Mitchell was appointed as an Instructor in Silviculture. On completion of his doctorate, this rank will be changed to Assistant Profes- sor. His responsibilities include teaching courses in regeneration silviculture and organizing the Forestry Fall Field School. Laura Nagel was hired as Instructor in Conservation Biology. She is responsible for organizing a new interdisciplinary field course for fourth year students. Dr. Lisa Poirier was hired as the teaching support technician to collect and curate demonstration materials for dendrology, forest ecology, forest entomology, forest pathology and forest wildlife ecology and management. On November 3, 1997, nearly 200 people attended the Leslie L. Schaffer lecture by Dr. Daniel Botkin "Getting the Paradigm Right: The Essential Ecological Foundation for the Conservation and Sustainable Management of British Columbia's Forests and Natural Resources. " Copies of his talk are available from the Department. • Establish the Genetic Data Centre within the new Forest Sciences Centre. • Initiate short courses on genetics and bio- diversity for international students. • The search for a FRBC endowed position in Applied Conservation Biology (Terrestrial Vertebrate or Riparian Ecologist) is expected to be completed this year. • The search for a senior FRBC Chair position in Silviculture is expected to be completed this year. • With the retirement of Dr. Gene Namkoong, a search for a new Department Head will be conducted. • Appoint a computer specialist to provide computer and network support to the Department. This person is expected to participate in various research projects and assist in teaching labs and field schools. • Maintain high level of proposals to NSERC, Forest Renewal BC and other funding agencies. • The move to the new Forest Sciences Centre will bring all Department members together at the same location. This is expect-cd to improve Department administration and increase the interaction between Department members. ACHIEVEMENTS AND PLANS Forest Sciences Department t 1997 Annual Report 27 UNIVERSITY RESEARCH FORESTS SANDERS, Peter B.S.F., M.F., R.P.F. Director University Research Forests E-mail: sanders@unixg.ubc.ca POWER, Cheryl B.S.F., R.P.F. Resident Forester Malcolm Knapp Research Forest, Maple Ridge E-mail: power® unixg.ubc.ca Phone: (604)463-8148 Fax: (604)463-2712 DAY, Ken B.Sc.F., R.P.F. Manager Alex Fraser Research Forest Williams Lake E-mail: kenday@unixg.ubc.ca TRETHEWEY, Claire R.P.F., R.P.Bio. Research Forester Alex Fraser Research Forest, Williams Lake E-mail: trethewa@unixg.ubc.ca Phone: Fax: (250) 392-2207 (250) 398-5708 THE Faculty of Forestry operates two research forests: the coastal UBC Malcolm Knapp Research Forest (MKRF) in Maple Ridge, and the UBC Alex Fraser Research Forest (AFRF) in the interior near Williams Lake. The mission of the Research Forests is to support the Faculty of Forestry in serving the people of B.C. through excellence in education and scholar- ship in forestry broadly defined. Thus both Forests are dedicated to research and education. The location of the Forests, covering five bio- geoclimatic zones and three different tenure systems, offers a wide array of research and education opportunities. The Malcolm Knapp Research Forest operates an adjacent Woodlot Licence which is used extensively for teaching and, to a limited extent, for research. The Malcolm Knapp Research Forest was established in 1949, the Woodlot License WL0037 in 1986 and the Alex Fraser Research Forest in 1987 - a combined total of over 15,000 ha. The Forests provide sites and services for research and educational activities for UBC, other univer- sities, colleges and a wide variety of agencies. Over 1,000 research projects have been initiated to date, ranging in scope from growth and yield studies, to forensic entomology, flying squirrel habitat studies and metal weathering. Currently over 300 research projects are active and can be referenced through the Faculty web site. Financial constraints continue to dominate management strategies, and the Research Forests now operate without any form of financial sup- port from the University. The primary source of funds is harvesting of timber, although there is an aggressive cost recovery policy on virtually all services. The Research Forests host two field schools for undergraduate students; a Fall field school at Alex Fraser for third year students, and a Spring Field School for four year students at Malcolm Knapp. Accommodation facilities for both Field Schools are now at capacity, reflecting the continuing increase in undergraduate enrolment at the Faculty. The forests also host numerous continuing education programs. ACHIEVEMENTS IN 1997-98 • A review of both Forests was completed. • Over 25 international students visited the Forests on internship and work experience programs. • A number of policies were developed, with particular reference to cost recovery, including an Educator Use and Visitor Charge Policy. Peter Sanders Director Malcolm Knapp Research Forest • Thirty-seven new research projects were initiated. • Infrastructure (roads and landings) tor a major helicopter harvesting program was constructed. • One new bridge was constructed. • The rate of timber harvesting slowed down reflecting a downturn in the market. • A major riparian zone research project covering over 400 ha was surveyed. • A workshop was held to initiate a new series of spacing trials. Alex Fraser Research Forest • Nine new research projects were initiated. • Road upgrading continues to bring roads predating the Research Forest into compliance with the Forest Practices Code (some of this funded under the FRBC Watershed Restoration Program). • 3.5 km of new roads were constructed, and three cutblocks were harvested to control mountain pine beetle infestations. • A Geographic Information System was implemented and in-house capability is being developed for querying and reporting on map-based analyses. • Development of significant demonstration projects for silviculture systems, mule deer winter range and forest health issues continues. PLANS FOR 1998-99 • Submit Working Plans for the Knife Creek Block (AFRF) and the Woodlot. • Conduct inventories for timber and other values. • Plan for the construction of a teaching and office facility (AFRF). • Plan and schedule renovations at Loon Lake (MKRF). 2 8 UBC Faculty of Forestry OFFICES, AWARDS AND DISTINCTIONS ALONGSIDE their teaching and research commitments, most Faculty members have committee responsibilities with off campus organizations and groups. These involvements are listed below together with various distinctions and awards (in bold-face type) bestowed on Faculty members during the past year. AITKEN, S.N. • Chair, BC Tree Improvement Council Coastal Technical Advisory Cttee. • Liaison Member, Pacific Northwest Tree Improvement Research Cooperative. ALILA, Y. • Vice President, Canadian Water Resources Association (CWRA), B.C. Branch. • Co-Program Director and Editor, CWRA 1998 Annual Conference on Mountains to Sea: Human Interaction with the Hydrologic Cycle. AVRAMIDIS, S. • Member, Organizing Cttee., IDS '98 Inter- national Drying Symp., Thessaloniki, Greece. • Member, SCBC Review Cttee., Forest Products Program. • Member, Forest Products Society Wood Physics & Wood Drying Technical Interest Groups. • Member, IUFRO Working Party on Wood Drying, S5-04.06. • Member, European Commission FAIR Forestry-Wood Chain Review Cttee. • Member, Conference Panel, 3rd International Conference on the Development of Wood Science/Technol. & Forestry, Belgrade, Yugoslavia. • Program Chair, Wood Physics & Drying Session, 5151 Forest Products Society Annual Meeting, Vancouver, B.C. BALLARD, T. • Member, ABCPF Forest Soils Subcttee. BARRETT. J.D. • Vice President, Society of Wood Science and Technology. • Chair, Local Organizing Cttee. Forest Products Society Annual Meeting. • Chair, CSA 086 Sawn Lumber Cttee. and Member, CSA Main Cttee. • Chair, ISO T C I 6 5 WG5 Characteristic Values Cttee. BINKLEY, C.S. • Member, Board of Directors: FERIC; Forintek Canada Corp.; West Fraser Timber Ltd. • Chair, AUFSC Dean's Cttee. • Member, Provincial Forest Sector Strategy Cttee. • Member, Sustainable Forest Management Network of Centres of Excellence Research Advisory Council. • Member, BC Forest Research Advisory Cttee. • Member, Federal Forest Sector Advisory Cttee. • Member, Management Cttee., Nelson Forests Joint Venture. • Member, Advisory Board Ecotrust Inc. BREUIL, C. • Representative, European Community Program for research in the field of forestry. • Member, Technical Advisory Cttee., Forintek Canada Corp. • Member, NSERC Advisory Cttee., University-Industry Grants. BUNNELL, F . L . • Bill Young Award for Excellence in Inte- grated Resource Management, Association of BC Professional Foresters and Associa- tion of Professional Biologists, 1998. • O.C. Wallmo Award for Excellence in Research on Integrated Forest-Wildlife Issues, the Wildlife Society. • Member, Steering Cttee., Enhanced Forest Management Pilot Program. • Member, Spotted Owl Recovery Imple- mentation Cttee. CHANWAY, C. • Member, Advisory Board, 8th International Symposium on Microbial Ecology, Halifax, 1998. • Member, Editorial Board, Canadian Journal of Microbiology (Microbial Ecology Section). COHEN, D.H. • Member, Jury for Plenary Session on Forest Products Marketing (June 1997). • Deputy Director, IUFRO Forest Products Marketing Group. • Member, FRBC Value-Added Cttee. • Chair, Organizing Cttee., IUFRO Group 5.6 Meeting in 1997. 1997 Annual Report 2 9 OFFICES, AWARDS AND DISTINCTIONS DRISCOLL, H. • Treasurer, Canadian Institute of Forestry, Vancouver Section. FANNIN, R .J . . 1998 UBC Killam Teaching Award. • 1998 International Geosynthetics Society Award for research contributions on reinforced soil (1994-1998). • Associate Editor, Canadian Geotechnical Journal. • Chair-Elect, Geosynthetics Division, Canadian Geotechnical Society. • Member, Board of Directors, Institute of Forest Engineering of BC (IFEBC). • Reviewer, Professional Engineers Ontario, Geotechnical Engineering Exam. FELLER, M.C. • Member, B.C. Medical Association Environmental Health Cttee. • Member, 2lul International Wildland Fire Symposium Steering Cttee. GUY, R.D. • Member, Multi-Species Initial Spacing Trial. . Member, NSERC Grant Selection Cttee. 03 (Plant Biology and Food Science). • Chair, Forestry Grant Selection Cttee., SCBC/FRBC. • Member, Local Organizing Cttee. for 1997 Joint Meeting of the American Society of Plant Physiologists and the Canadian Society of Plant Physiologists. HALEY, D. • Chair, Minister's Advisory Cttee. on Community Forest Tenure. • Member, Social Science and Economic Steering Cttee., Sustainable Forest Manage- ment Network of Centres of Excellence. • Member, SCBC/FRBC Advisory Cttee. HINCH, S.G. • Finalist for "Best Paper of the Year" in the J. Trans. Amer. Fish. Soc. KIMMINS, J.P. • Member. Technical Advisory Cttee. on Certification, Canadian Standards Assoc. • Associate Editor, Environmental Reviews. • Chair, Expert Panel, Forest Ecosystems Branch, Saskatchewan Ministry Environ- ment and Resources Management. • Adjunct Professor, College of Forest Resources and Environmental Sciences, Forestry University of Nanjing, PR China. • Member, Reserves Acquisition and Fund- raising Cttee., Dcnman Island Conservancy. • Member, Scientific Advisory Board, Mistik Management, Meadow Lake, Saskatchewan. KLINKA, K. . Chair, IUFRO SI.02-06. . Deputy Chair, IUFRO SI.01-00. KOZAK, R.A. • Member, Wood Products Quality Council of Canada. • Member, BC Centre for Wood Products Design Steering Cttee. • Member, International Value-Added Wood Products Conference Organizing Cttee. LAM, F. • Member, Canadian Wood Council Cttee. on Objective Based Code for Wood Frame Construction. • Member, CSA086 Subcttees. on Sawn Lumber and General Design and Objective Based Code for Wood Frame Construction. LeMAY, V.M. • Chair, CIF Measurements Subcttec. and Member of Council, Vancouver Section. . Co-Chair, IUFRO 4.02 Working Group. • Member, "^RBC Inventory Group. • Member, Stand Management Cooperative Policy Cttee. (western U.S. and B.C.). • Member, Canadian Forest Inventory Cttee., Mensuration Subcttec. • Member, B.C. Forest Productivity Council. • Member, CSA Scaling Cttee. LUYMES, D. • Invited Team Leader, Brentwood Design Charrette. MANESS, T. • Member, European Network for Advanced Wood Processing and Engineering Education, EUROLIGNA. • Member, Organizing Cttee., FPS Annual Meeting. • Chair, Industrial Engineering Working Group, IUFRO. • Member, Forest Products Research Network Forum. 3 0 UBC Faculty of Forestry MARSHALL, P . L . • Chair, CIF Forest Management Working Group. • Member, Board of Directors, SIBC. • Member, Canadian Forestry Accreditation Board. • Member, ABCPF Board of Examiners. • Member, TAC, B.C. Forest Productivity Councils. . Member, SCBC/FRBC Growth and Yield Grant Review Cttee. • Member, Steering Cttee., Inland Northwest Growth and Yield Cooperative. • Member, Silviculture Technical Advisory Cttee., Stand Management Cooperative. • Member, Monitoring Task Force, BCMoF. MARTIN, K. • Symposium Organizer and Convenor, the Society of Conservation Biologists' Annual Meeting, Victoria, June 1997. • Member, Scientific Referee Panel, FRBC Sensitive Species Research Cttee. • Associate Editor of the AUK. • Vice President, Society for Canadian Ornithologists. • Canadian Representative to IUCN/ICBP Specialist Group for Galliformes Cttee. • Member, Scientific Review Panel, Wildlife Habitat Canada Research Advisory Cttee. • Member, Scientific Referee, Endangered Species Recovery Fund. McLEAN, J . A. • Member, BCSC Forestry Cttee. • Co-Chair, SCBC/FRBC Pest Management Review Cttee. • Member, Forest Health Cttee., BCMoF. MURTHA, P.A. • Co-Chair, Remote Sensing Strategy Cttee., BCMELP. • Liaison Officer, Canadian Remote Sensing Society and American Society of Photo- grammetry and Remote Sensing. NAMKOONG, G. • Elected Member, Korean Academy of Science and Technology. • Member, Royal Swedish Academy of Agriculture and Forestry. • Member, Panel of Experts, UNFAO. • Member, Technical Advisory, CIFOR. • Board of Trustees, International Plant Genetics Research Institute. • Member, SCBC/FRBC Scientific Review Panel, Genetics. • Member, Technical Advisory Council, DANIDA. NELSON, J . D . • Member, Board of Directors, IFEBC. • Member, Curriculum Cttee., IFEBC. • Member, FERIC Forest Engineering Advisory Cttee. • Chair, Forest Harvesting Academic Standards Cttee., ABCPF. • Member, Land-Use Planning Peer Review Cttee., SCBC/FRBC. • Member, TELSA Technical Cttee., ESSA Technologies. . Member, ATLAS/SIMFOR Steering Cttee., Nelson Region. PASZNER, L. • Member, Expert Council on Utilization of Vegetal Materials, UNESCO. PRESCOTT, C. • Associate Editor, Canadian Journal of Forest Research. • Member, Great Scholarship Cttee., SCBC. PRION, H.G.L. • University Representative, Structural Consultants of BC Steel Frame Cttee. • Member, Subcttees. on Fasteners and Seismic Design (Limit States Design of Timber Structures Code). • Member, Objective Based Design of Wood Buildings Cttee. RICHARDSON, J.S. • Member, Biodiversity Research Council of BC. • Member, SCBC/FRBC Technical Review Cttee. • Scientific Advisor to the Long Beach Model Forest. • Scientific Advisor to West Vancouver Council and British Pacific Properties on Tailed Frog Conservation. OFFICES, AWARDS AND DISTINCTIONS 1997 Annual Report 31 OFFICES, AWARDS AND DISTINCTIONS RITLAND, K. • Associate Editor, American Naturalist. • Associate Editor, Canadian Journal of Botany. • Member, FRBC Inventory Methodology Research Grant Council. RUDDICK, J . N . R . • Head, Canadian Delegation, ISO TCI65 Task Force. • Reviewer, USDA Grant Proposal. • President. International Research Group on Wood Preservation. • Vice Chair, CSA Wood Preservation Technical Cttee. • Member, Executive Board, Canadian Wood Preservation Association. • Member, Executive Cttee., American Wood Preservers Association. • Member, Planning Cttee. for Annual Meeting IRG-28 ?997. • ISO 9002, Member for Western Canada. SADDLER, . I .N . • Member, Biocnergy Advisory Board, Natural Resources Canada. • Member, Biotechnology for the Forest Industries Network. • Member, Wood Residue Utilization Cttee., BCMELP. SALCUDEAN, S.E. • Killam Research Fellowship for Sabbatical Leave (September 1996/August 1997). • Canadian Institute of Advanced Research Fellowship for Teaching Relief (1997/98). SANDERS, P. • Member, Seymour Demonstration Forest Advisory Cttee. • Executive Member, Federation of B.C. Woodlot Associations. • Member, Maple Ridge Agriculture Sector Subcttee. • First Vice-President, Canadian Federation of Woodlot Owners. SIDLE, R. • Associate Editor (Charter), Journal of Forest Research, Japanese Forestry Society. • Deputy Chair, Working Party on Shelter- belts, IUFRO. • Chair and Organizer, Forest Hydrology Cttee., Canadian Geophysical Union. • Member, International Affairs Cttee., American Water Resources Association. • Coordinator, Symposium on "Preferential Flow" for 1999 SSSA Meeting, Salt Lake City, UT. • Member, Erosion and Sedimentation Cttee., American Geophysical Union. TAIT, D.E.N. • Member, Board of Directors Wonder Tree Education Society. TINDALL, D.B. • Reviewer, Social Science and Humanities Research Council. . Member, SCBC/FRBC Community Research Proposal Review Cttee. VAN KOOTEN, G.C. • Director, Western Agricultural Economics Association. • Associate Director, FEPA Research Unit, UBC. • Member, Editorial Board, Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics. WATTS, S.B. • Member, ABCPF Biometry Academic Standards Cttee. WEETMAN, G . F . . ABCPF 1997 Distinguished Forester Award. • Chair, Board of Examiners, ABCPF. • Member, Alberta Forest Management Science Council. . Member, ABCPF Council. SHEPPARD, S.R.J. • Yolo Basin Foundation Service Award for services to Visitor Centre Development and Wetland Restoration (1993-1997), Davis, California. • Chair, Yolo Basin Foundation Board of Directors, Visitor Centre Subcttee. 3 2 UBC Faculty of Forestry EXTRAMURAL FUNDING & SPONSORED RESEARCH EXTRAMURAL funding in 1997/98 totalled $9,089,000, or approximately twice the level of funding received from the core operating budget. Although extramural support is down by 12.7% relative to the peak value achieved in 1996/97, it is still well above the level attained in any other previous fiscal year. We obtain support from a variety of provincial, national, international and private sources (see table below), which vary from year to year. The current decrease largely reflects a reduced reliance on federal granting agencies, from $3,046,000 in 1996/97 to $2,112,000 in 1997/98. We expect a further decrease in total extramural funding in 1998/99 because of the cancellation of the fall 1997 Forest Renewal BC (FRBC) research grants competition. Future activity will depend in part on the recent announcement of increased federal spending in support of NSERC programs, as well as new programs administered by the Canadian Foundation for Innovation. ($ 000) Ext ramura l F u n d s per Facul ty 3 7 57 89 118 136 120 188 265 M e m b e r in $ 0 0 0 " ' N o t i r c l u d n g F crestry Continuing Studes Network funding, and ( ran 1996/97 enwards, not including endowment income. " C a l c i i a t e d from o p e r a t i c tudget s ippor ted Faculty membeis. Operating budget, extramural funds and research activity 1981/82 - 1997/98 Funding obtained from provincial sources remained relatively static at $5,769,000, with Forest Renewal BC accounting for over 50% of our extramural dollars. We had 63 active research projects wholly funded by FRBC in 1997/98. Forest Renewal BC also supports Extramural funding sources 1997/98 Source $000 % Federal NSERC/SSHRC l ,271 14.0 NRC/CFS 333 3.7 Other 508 5.6 Subtotal 2,112 24.3 Provincial FRBC/SCBC 4,751 52.3 MoF 870 9.5 MoELP 143 1.5 Other 5 0.1 Subtotal 5,769 63.4 Private Industry 745 8.2 Other 71 0.8 Subtotal 816 9.0 International 392 4.3 Total 9,089 100 the Faculty of Forestry with endowed chairs in Applied Conservation Biology (two), Forest Hydrology (two, both of which are joint with the Department of Geography), Forest Manage- ment and Silviculture. Funding from private sources (industry and other) decreased from $1,198,000 to $816,000, and now accounts for 9% of our total extramural funding. Funding from international sources increased by 14% to $392,000, or 4.3% of funding from external sources. Although research supported by NSERC dropped from 19.2% to approximately 14% of our extramural funding in 1997/98, the Faculty of Forestry still garners a remarkable share of this agency's national investment in targeted research. We also receive valuable research support from endowments provided by: • Forest Renewal BC (for the Centre for Advanced Wood Processing); • Weyerhaeuser and MacMillan Blocdel (for the Chair in Forest Products Biotechnology); • the Imajo Cedar Management Fund; • the Kathleen and Sheldon Rothwell Fund for forestry research; • the Namkoong Family Teaching Exchange and Research Endowment; and • the Burgess-Lane Lectureship and Schaffer Lectureship endowments. 1997 Annual Report 33 The following list reflects funded research activities between April I, 1997 and March 31, 1998. EXTRAMURAL FUNDING & SPONSORED RESEARCH S.N. Aitken • Junior Industrial Research Chair in popu- lation genetics - BCMoF/NSERCI Industry/ Other $172,163 • Genecology and natural selection dynamics in the Sitka x interior spruce introgression zone - FRBC $41,207 • Physiological genetics of coastal Douglas- fir genotypes exhibiting high and low stability - FRBC $32,221 • Genetic relationships among wood quality, growth rates and seedling physiology in interior lodgepole pine - FRBC $68,062 Y. Alila • Watershed modeling to assess peak How assumptions in IWAP - BCMoF $53,514 • Development of a regional frequency approach for estimating low-flows: A B.C. case study - NSERC $17,000 • A regional frequency approach for estimating design floods in British Columbia FRBC $92,270 S. Avramidis • Surface emission coefficient of wood in the hygroscopic range - NSERC $21,300 • Manipulation of wood composite structure to enhance performance - NSERC $78,150 T.M. Ballard • Forest floor displacement - FRBC $40,000 • Revegetation of natural landslides FRBC $18,270 J.D. Barrett • Engineering properties of B.C. species used in Japanese post and beam housing FRBC/SCBC $129,988 • Lot properties of Douglas-fir, hem-fir and spruce-pine-fir dimension lumber FRBC $71,610 • Forest Products Society 'value-added wood products' industry focus session FRBC $58,275 • Reliability of wood-based materials NSERC $17,700 C.S. Binkley • Status of forestry and forest products research capacity in Canada and trends in research expenditures since 1980 NRC $50,000 • Application of financial asset pricing models to timberland valuation - Hancock Timber Resource Group $14,082 C. Breuil • Junior Chair in Forest Products Biotech- nology - NSERC/Industry $57,311 • Sustainable wood: new clean technology methods for the control of fungal stains in wood - NRC $10,280 • Genetic diversity of sapstaining fungi in lumber and logs - NRC $12,000 • Fate and treatment of sterols, steryl esters and waxes in trees, pulps and process effluents - NSERC $89,680 • Sapstain in Canadian lumber: the causal fungi, their mechanism of pigmentation and future control methods - NSERC $39,625 • Developing DNA fingerprinting for iden- tifying specific wood-inhibiting fungi CFS/NSER CIF or in tek $58,600 • Identifying the characterizing key enzymes used by sapstaining fungi to grow on wood NSERC $18,000 • Microorganism and enzyme treatments for reducing extractives present in wood chips or pulps - Noranda/Raisio Chemicals Canada $18,000 F.L. Bunnell • Taxonomy and biogeography of the tailed frog - BCMoE $9,000 • Effects of forestry on grizzly bear habitat use, population growth, and population persistence - FRBC $88,450 • The influence of forest harvesting on land- scape patterns and wildlife habitat in the Nelson Forest Region: SIMFOR case study analyses - Interior Lumber Manufac- turers' Association $65,000 • Sustainable forest management planning and practices theme - NCE $51,550 • Persistence of forest-dependent vertebrates in managed forests - FRBC $103,611 • Forest diversity program, habitat conser- vation plan; Fraser River Basin sustainable management plan - Environ. Can. $13,500 • Contribution 2 to taxonomy and biogeo- graphy of the tailed frog - Columbia Basin Fish and Wildlife $5,000 • Late-successional species and cavity nesters Lignum Sales Ltd. $4,600 3 4 UBC Faculty of Forestry • Vertebrate relations to late successional stages in coastal western hemlock forests MacMillan Bloedel $10,400 C.P. Chanway • Soil microorganisms for validating field trials of genetically engineered micro- organisms - Can. Inst, of Biotech. $21,910 • Conifer root associated bacteria: Diversity and influence on seedling growth and competition - NSERC $25,000 D.H. Cohen • Assessing the impact of the entry of Chilean radiata pine moulding into the North American market on growth of the B.C. moulding production Weyerhaeuser Canada $5,000 • Technology for full exploitation of wood Int'l Environ. Inst. $45,803 • B.C. forest industry workshop on current international marketing research initiatives for value-added wood - FRBC $40,549 • Market research in forest products Various companies $500 Y. El-Kassaby • Adaptation of forest tree populations Pacific Forest Products $30,000 • Population variation in adaptive attributes in Sitka alder Pacific Forest Products $20,000 S.C. Ellis • Influence of initial spacing on wood quality of western hemlock, western red cedar and Douglas-fir - FRBC $30,000 • Characterization of the wood quality of lodgepole pine resources with respect to wood composites - NSERC $20,000 • Development of practical wood working course - TLEF $20,000 R.J. Fannin • Geosynthetics for soil stabilization FRBC $37,530 • Slope stability analysis - FRBC $18,989 • Design and performance of geotextile filters - NSERC $23,700 M.C. Feller • The response of Engelmann spruce sub- alpine fir forest ecosystems to logging- effects of harvesting on nutrient budgets FRBC $47,000 • Fire history and ecology of B.C. interior Douglas-fir forests - FRBC $22,234 • Influence of ripiarian buffer strip width on streamwater quality - Student Summer Works/Career Placement $5,000 • Effects of different harvesting systems on organic matter decomposition and nutrient dynamics in coastal B.C. montane forests FRBC $10,000 S.M. Glenn • Preparation of new field course to integrate social and natural sciences - TLEF $43,167 • Developing safe learning environments TLEF $9,500 R.D. Guy • Seasonal ecophysiology of western redcedar under a red alder canopy: sunfleck use efficiency and rhodoxanthin accumulation FRBC $1,900 • Alternative thawing regimes and associated handling procedures for freezer-stored plantation stock - FRBC $65,680 • Nitrate and ammonium uptake in forest seedlings — preferences and stress inter- actions (co-investigator) - FRBC $79,644 • Comparative physiology of stress acclima- tion in conifers: water-use efficiency and root respiration - NSERC $35,715 S.G. Hinch • Responses of cutthroat trout and habitat to riparian logging -MoELP $40,000 • Energetics of anadromous fish NSERC $18,000 • Effects of habitat and nutrients on side channel coho - FRBC $90,000 • Responses of rainbow trout to riparian logging - FRBC $90,500 G. Hoberg • Limits on Canada's domestic policy sovereignty - Hampton $22,500 • Forest community adjustment UBC-HSS $1,400 • Equality, security, and Community (19 co- investigators) - SSHRC $1.8 million J.P. Kimmins • Assessing the controls on soil-N cycling rates and microbial dynamics in CHW eco- systems to develop a computer-based soil model applicable to forest management FRBC $49,228 EXTRAMURAL FUNDING & SPONSORED RESEARCH 1997 Annual Report 35 EXTRAMURAL FUNDING & SPONSORED RESEARCH • Sustaining post fire white spruce forests in Saskatchewan's midboreal ecoregion Mistik Management Ltd. $53,380 • Modelling salal and cedar - FRBC $44,925 • Computer-based decision support tools for biosolids recycling/fertlization in forests FRBC $54,000 • A decision-support system for evaluation of mixedwood landscape sustainability FRBC $98,590 • Computer-based education, extension and gaming tools to support the objectives of FRBC - FRBC $106,827 • Assessment of the sustainability of forest ecosystems and evaluation of indicators of sustainable forest management FRBC $190,000 • Calibration, verification, and validation of the stand-level FORECAST and the spatially-explicit, individual tree FORSEE forest ecosystem management models NSERC $30,400 • Modelling the effect of natural disturbance and forest management practices on the long-term sustainability of forest ecosystems NSERC $90,500 • Development of computer-assisted learning tools in forest ecology - TLEF $20,000 K. Klinka • The V.J. Krajina/B.C. Forest Service Chair in silvics and silviculture BCMoF $103,906 • General research in silvics and dendrochro- nology - B.A. Blackwell & Assoc. $20,000 • Development of height-age and site index function for western larch - BCMoF $3,000 • Non-forested ecosystems of Coastal B.C./ Mountain Hemlock Zone Report BCMoF $24,000 • Inventory of western hemlock root biomass in closed canopy stands - BCMoF $15,000 • TFL37 site index - BEC map unit correlations - BCMoF $10,000 • TFL37 operational inventory program, growth and yield - BCMoF $40,500 • Ecology and management of cedar-cypress- hemlock forests in coastal B.C. BCMoF $129,863 • Regeneration and productivity of western larch - Crestbrook Forest/NSERC/ Weyerhaeuser Canada $9,000 • Black spruce site productivity BCMoF $143,000 • Data entry, data analysis, and report writing for aspen site index research BCMoF $17,000 • Trembling aspen site productivity BCMoF $83,610 • Computer support system for making regen- eration cutting and tree species selection in B.C. 's forests - FRBC $65,000 • High elevation site - productivity study FRBC $90,000 • Growth-light relationships in tree species NSERC $14,700 F. Lam • Active control of vibration in wood machin- ing for wood recovery - NRC $30,500 • Performance of floor panel Ainsworth Lumber $12,000 • Research and development on nail plate reinforced beams - Landmark Truss & Lumber Inc. $22,093 • Shear strength of structural composite lumber - Trus Joist MacMillan $7,500 • Lateral resistance of wood-based shear wall Structural Board Assoc. $20,833 V.M. LeMay • Examination of diameter growth models modified for FVSBC - BCMoF $38,695 • Evaluation of sampling schemes for quantifying morphological attributes of hybrid spruce crowns - FRBC $28,393 • Efficient methods to localize volume equations - NSERC $14,000 T. Maness • Automated production and quality control system for value-added wood products manufacturing - NSERC $13,000 • Evaluation of chop saw optimization and operating strategies in the B.C. value-added sector -FRBC $50,000 • Wood products quality control council of B .C. - FRBC $202,608 • Kiln drying certificate program FRBC $22,313 • Workshop on high value recovery manufacturing - FRBC $133,579 • Real time quality control systems Canadian Forest Products $8,190 P.L. Marshall • Developing a design for collecting data for calibrating the prognosis model BCMoF $4,215 3 6 UBC Faculty of Forestry • Review of the literature in support of a revision to site index Pacific Forest Products $6,000 • Growth of uneven-aged interior Douglas-fir stands - FRBC $54,011 • Early tree height growth in mixed-species stands - FRBC $25,000 K. Martin • Vancouver Island white-tailed ptarmigan inventory - BCMoELP $99,000 • Ecology of alpine and forest birds NSERC $20,000 • Songbird biodiversity and vegetation management BCCF/Environ. Can. $44,000 J.A. McLean • Development of the forest entomology image library - TLEF $10,047 S.J. Mitchell • Retrospective study of edge windthrow and modelling of windfirming prescriptions FRBC $80,000 P.A. Murtha • Radar Imaging Natural Systems (RAINS) RjWARSAT $8,816 L. Nagel • Developing new modules for resource conservation field course - TLEF $20,453 G. Namkoong • Genecology of Douglas-fir in the sub- maritime seed zone: testing seed transfer guidelines - BCMoF $5,750 • Development decision strategy on priorities for conservation and use of forest genetic resources - ( IDA $39,900 • Managing forest tree genetic variance for climatic change — field and DNA marker- based testing of a novel system FRBC $122,732 • Impact of forest operations on genetic diversity of understorey species FRBC $45,000 • Rapid breeding for tracheid characters in interior spruce - FRBC $36,015 • Genetic effects on fiber and structural wood properties in western hemlock FRBC $63,315 • Utilization and management of red alder genetic resources in British Columbia FRBC $60,000 • Resource use efficiency response in varying environments and its role in maintenance of genetic variance in fitness related traits in lodgepole pine - FRBC $62,500 J.D. Nelson • Consequences of alternative management NCE $16,075 . The landscape project - FRBC $199,466 • Forest management impacts on hydrological process in watersheds: A modeling study FRBC $24,317 • Decision support systems for forest land use planning - NSERC $18,000 L. Paszner • Organic solvent-assisted totally chlorine free bleaching of high-yield chemical pulps NSERC $19,600 C.E. Prescott • Fertilization and vegetation control for improving conifer regeneration in coastal British Columbia - FRBC $162,889 • Literature review and detailed working plan relating to spatial effects of red alder on light and on nutrient availability and options for management of red alder-conifer mixtures -BCMoF $19,950 • The influence of soil fauna on ecosystem processes in forests of British Columbia FRBC $61,433 • Impact of single conifer species plantations on soil biodiversity and processes FRBC $30,722 • Comparative ecology of ericaceous shrubs FRBC $13,656 • Long-term effects of salal removal FRBC $30,884 • Problem analysis and screening trials FRBC $21,315 • Coarse woody debris dynamics in wet and dry ESSF forests - FRBC $1,200 • Partial cutting systems research in the interior cedar-hemlock zone in root disease infected stands — litter input and decom- position component - FRBC $7,885 • Predicting rates of organic matter decom- position in forests and silvicultural systems in B.C. - FRBC $42,000 EXTRAMURAL FUNDING & SPONSORED RESEARCH 1997 Annual Report 3 7 EXTRAMURAL FUNDING & SPONSORED RESEARCH • Influence of species mixtures on litter de- composition in forests of British Columbia FRBC $7,875 H.G.L. Prion • Innovative connections for prefabricated heavy timber connection - FRBC $74,000 J.S. Richardson • Tiger salamanders: Effects of cattle grazing, range condition and breeding pond charac- teristics on the habitat use and population ecology of tiger salamanders (Amby stoma tigrinum) in the south Okanagan BCMoELP $30,000 • Stream benthos responses to riparian management - FRBC $118,617 • Ecology of tailed frogs and the effects of forest practices (co-investigator) FRBC $206,649 K. Ritland • Senior Industrial Research Chair in popula- tion genetics - BCMoF/NSERC/Inilustry/ Other $182,588 • Molecular population genetics of Mimulus NSERC $60,800 • Heritabilities in natural populations of four B.C. conifer species - FRBC $57,750 J.N.R. Ruddick • Industrial Research Chair in wood preserva- tion - NSERC/various companies $35,882 • Wood preservation — factors impacting on the performance of wood preserving chemicals - Sunpine Forest Products/ Lonza Inc./Donation $59,985 J.N. Saddler • Senior Chair in Forest Products Biotech- nology - NSERC/Industry $51,509 . Ethanol Workshop - BCMoELP $4,600 • Modification of morphological and optical properties of mechanical pulp fibers using enzymes - MacMillan Bloedel $67,500 • Byconversion of softwoods to ethanol NRC $160,803 • Steam explosion of softwoods for ethanol production - US Dept. of Energy $130,273 • Immunoassays to monitor in-mill and waste water streams - NCE $31,000 • The use of enzymes to elucidate the structure and to modify native and recycled paper CFS/NSERC/Weyerhaeuser Canada $95,500 • Biotechnology for enhancing pulp properties MacMillan Bloedel $10,000 • Enzymatic removal of colour and colour precursors from thermomechanical pulps derived from Douglas-fir and western red cedar - CFS/NSERC $46,000 • Enzymatic and microbial treatment NCE $55,000 • Analysis of pulp hydrolysate Alcell Technologies $5,000 S.E. Salcudean . Medical robots - IRIS NCE $45,000 . Haptic interfaces - IRIS NCE $37,000 • Partial autonomy in mobile machines IRIS NCE $42,000 • Controller and haptic interface design for transparent teleoperation NSERC $31,000 D.E.N. Tait • Sustainable integration - NCE $30,000 D.B. Tindall • Measurement of forest values and attitudes toward forest management - FRBC $72,230 • Gender inequality and alternative oppor- tunity structures for affecting social change: Women in the conservation movement and forestry-based communities SSHRC $20,000 B. van der Kamp • Management of Armillaria root disease by inducing quiescence - FRBC $40,000 G.C. van Kooten • The economics of climate change and the role of forestry: The case of Canada SSHRC $17,000 G.F. Weetman • A comprehensive study of western hemlock nutrition - FRBC $124,805 • Genotypes of western hemlock FRBC $40,000 • Criteria for sustainable management NCE $40,000 • Forest nutrition and fertilization studies NSERC/Western Forest Products $26,286 • Ecological niche for seedling establishment in high elevation forests in wet subzones of the ESSF - NSERC $15,000 38 UBC Faculty of Forestry FACULTY PUBLICATIONS THIS list includes documents published between April 1, 1997 and March 31, 1998. Names appearing in bold-face type are those of UBC Forestry Faculty members. For further information on any of these publications (many of which are available in libraries), please contact the appropriate Faculty member directly. Abraham, L., D. Bradshaw, T. Byrne, P.I. Morris, and C. Breuil 1997. Proteinases as potential targets for new generation anti- sapstain chemicals. For. Prod. J. 47:57-62. Aitken, S.N. and W.T. Adams. 1997. Spring cold hardiness under strong genetic control in Oregon populations of PseudotsUga menziesii var. menziesii. Can. J. For. Res. 27(11): 1773-1780. Avramidis, S. 1997. Current research on radio frequency/vacuum drying of wood. Pp. 124- 139 in 3rl1 Int'l Conf. on the Development of Forestry and Wood Science/Technology, Belgrade, Yugoslavia. Invited Paper. Avramidis, S. 1997. The basics of sorption. Pp. 1-8 in COST Action E8 - Int'l Conf. on Wood Mechanics. Theme: Wood-Water Relations. European Commission. Copehagen, Denmark. Invited Paper. Awadalla, P. and K. Ritland. 1997. Micro- satellite variation in Mimulus species of contrasting mating systems. Molecular Biology and Evolution 14:1023-1034. Awadel, Karim, S.K. Lectere, H. Grondey, S.K. Yatich, M M. Hazhad, and L. Paszner. 1998. Changes in H-bonding of cellulose during solvent purificati treatment (aceto- nation). Holzforschung 52( 1 ):67-76. Backman, Charles A. 1997. The forest sector of European Russia. Polar Geography 21 (4):272-296. Bent, E. and C.P. Chanwav. 1997. PGPR- medialed growth promotion effects on lodge- pole pine can be inhibited by the presence of a rhizobacterial competitor. Pp. 233-239 in Proc. 4lh Int'l Workshop on PGPR. Sapporo. Japan. Biernacki, J.M.. F. Lam. and J.D. Barrett. 1997. Benefits of improved strength and stiffness prediction of Mel and MSR lumber. For. Prod. J. 47(11/12):85-9I. Binkley, C.S. 1997. A cross-road in the forest: the path to a sustainable forest sector in British Columbia. BC Studies I 13:39-61. Binkley, C.S. 1997. B.C. needs a smart forest industry. Vancouver Sun, December 13. Binkley, C.S. 1997. Preserving nature through intensive plantation forestry: The case for forestland allocation with illustrations from British Columbia. For. Chron. 73:553-559. Binkley, C.S. 1998. A cross-road in the forest: the path to a sustainable forest sector in British Columbia. Chapter 33: 15-35 in R. Hayter (ed.), Troubles in the Rainforest: British Columbia's Forest Economy in Transition, Canadian Western Geographical Series. Western Geographical Press, Univ. of Victoria, B.C. Binkley, C.S. 1998. Sustainable forestry, the forestry profession and forestry education: some lessons from North America. J. Sus- tainable Forestry 7(1/2):111-126. Binkley, C.S. and O.L. Forgacs. 1998. Status of forest sector research and development in Canada. Pulp & Paper Canada, January 1998: 39-42. Binkley, C.S., M. Apps, R. Dixon, L.-O. Nilsson, and P. Kauppi. 1997. Sequestering carbon in natural forests. Critical Reviews in Environmental Science and Technology 27:S23-S45. Bunnell, F.L. 1997. Operational criteria for sustainable forestry: focusing on the essence. For. Chron. 73:679-684. Bunnell. F.L. 1998. Evading paralysis by com- plexity when establishing operational goals for biodiversity. J. Sust. For. 7:145-164. Bunnell, F.L. and A.C. Chan-McLeod. 1997. Terrestrial vertebrates. Pp. 103-130 in P.K. Schoonmaker, B. von Hagen, and E.C. Wolf (eds.), The Rain Forests of Home. Profile of a North American Bioregion. Island Press, Washington, DC. Cai, L. and S. Avramidis. 1997. Study on the separation of diffusion and surface emission coefficient of wood. Drying Technol. 15(5): 1457-1473. 1997 Annual Report 3 9 FACULTY PUBLICATIONS Cai, L., S. Avramidis, and A.A. Enayati. 1997. Moisture sorption and movement in Parallam and TimberStrand. Holz als- Roh und Werkstoff 55:365-369. Carey, C, and K. Martin. 1997. Physiological ecology of incubation of ptarmigan eggs at high and low altitudes. Wildlife Biology 3/4:211-218. Chanway, C.P., M. Shishido, S. Jungwirth. J. Nairn, J. Markham, G. Xiao, and F.B. Holl. 1997. Second year growth responses of outplanted conifer seedlings inoculated with PGPR. Pp. 172-176 in Proc. 4th Int'l Work- shop for PGPR, Sapporo, Japan. Chen, H.Y.H. 1997. Interspecific responses of planted seedlings to light availability in interior British Columbia: survival, growth, allometric patterns, and specific lead area. Can. J. For. Res. 27:1383-1393. Chen, H.Y.H. and K. Klinka. 1997. A height- growth model for trembling aspen (Populus tremuloides Michx.) in northern British Columbia. Bull. Ecol. Soc. Amer. 78(4):233. Chen, H.Y.H. and K. Klinka. 1998. Survival, growth, and allometry of planted western larch (Larix occidentalis Nutt.) seedlings in relation to light availability. For. Ecol. Manage. 106:169-179. Chen, H.Y.H., K. Klinka, and R.D. Kabzems. 1998. Height growth and site index models for trembling aspen (Populus tremuloides Michx.) in northern British Columbia. For. Ecol. Manage. 103:157-165. Christanty, L., J .P . Kimmins, and D. Mailly. 1997. "Without bamboo, the land dies" — a conceptual model of the biogeochemical role of bamboo in an Indonesian agroforestry system. For. Ecol. Manage. 91:83-91. Cohen, David H. and Marco A. Durepos 1997. Technology, markets and products of saw- mills in the maritime provinces. CAWP W P 97-01. Centre for Advanced Wood Process- ing, UBC, Vancouver, Canada. 26 pp. Cohen, David H. and R.A. Kozak. 1997. Research programs in forest products marketing at UBC. Section 3: 159-162 in Proc. IUFRO Working Unit 5.10.00: Inter- ational Workshop on Forest Products: Value- Added Marketing for Value-Added Forest Products, Tofino, B.C. Cohen, David H.. Stephen Tolnai, and Bill Wilson. 1997. Assessment of BC opportuni- ties in the US moulding market. Working Paper #97.06,01. Can. For. Serv., Victoria, B.C. 30 pp. Collins, S.L. and S.M. Glenn. 1997. Effects of organismal and distance scaling on analysis of species distribution and abun- dance. Ecolo-gical Applications 7:543-551 Collins, S.L. and S.M. Glenn. 1997. Inter- mediate disturbance and its relationship to within- and between-patch dynamics. N.Z. J. Ecol. 21(I>:103-110. Cox, S.P. and S.G. Hinch. 1997. Changes in size at maturity ot Fraser River sockeye salmon (Oncorhyncluis nerka) (1952-1993) and associations with temperature. Can. J. Fish. Aquat. Sci. 54:1159-1 165. Daniels, L.D., J. Dobry, K. Klinka, and M .C. Feller. 1997. Determining year of death of logs and snags of Thuja plicata in south- western coastal British Columbia. Can. J. For. Res. 27:1132-1141. Davidson, R. and Y.A. El-Kassaby. 1997. Genetic diversity and gene conservation of Pacific silver fir (Abies amabilis) on Vancouver Island, British Columbia. Forest Genetics 4:85-98. Doyle, Aaron, Brian Elliott, and David Tindall 1997. Framing the forests: corporations, the B.C. forest alliance and the media. Pp. 240- 268 in William K. Carroll (ed.), Organizing Dissent. Contemporary Social Movements in Theory and Practice. 2nd Edition. Garamond Press: Toronto, Ontario. Dubois, J. and J.N.R. Ruddick. 1997. Aspects of fungal degradation of quaternary ammo- nium compounds in liquid culture. Int'l Res. Group Wood Preserv. IRG/WP/97-30160. Eagen, R., A. Brisson, and C. Breuil. 1997. The sapstaining fungus Ophiostoma piceae synthesizes different types of melanin in different growth media. Can. J. Microbiol. 43:592-595. El-Kassaby, Y.A. 1997. Clonal-row and random seed orchard designs: comparison of mating pattern and seed yield. Pp. 371-373 in Proc. 24th South. For. Tree Improve. Conf., Orlando, Florida. El-Kassaby, Y.A. and G.R. Askew. 1998. Seed orchards and their genetics. Chapter 6: 102- 1 1 I in A.K. Mandal and G.L. Gibson (eds.), Forest Genetics and Tree Breeding. CBS Publishers and Distributors. 4596/1 a, 11- Daryaganj, New Delhi-110002. 4 0 UBC Faculty of Forestry El-Kassaby, Y.A. and K. Ritland 1998. Isozymes: techniques, interpretation and applications to forest genetics. Chapter 12: 213-226 in A.K. Mandal and G.L. Gibson eds.), Forest Genetics and Tree Breeding. CBS Publishers and Distributors. 4596/1 a, 11-Daryaganj, New Delhi-110002. Ells, A., E. Bulte, and G.C. van Kooten. 1997. Uncertainty and forest land use allocation in British Columbia: vague priorities and impre cise coefficients. For. Sci. 43(4):509-20. Fannin, R.J., A. Fuller, and T. Ersoy. 1997. On the design of geosynthetic reinforced soil structures. Pp. 320-327 in Proc. 50 ,h Canadian Geotechnical Conf"., Ottawa, Ontario. Fannin, R.J., M.P. Wise, J.M.T. Wilkinson, B. Thomson, and E.D. Hetherington. 1997. Debris flow hazard assessment in British Columbia. Pp. 197-206 in Proc. Is1 Int'l Conf. Debris Flow Hazards Mitigation: Mechanics, Prediction and Assessment, San Francisco, California. Feller, M.C. 1997. Coarse woody debris in forests - an overview of the coarse woody debris study and coarse woody debris in the Sicamous Creek study area forests. Pp. 134- 143 in C. Hollstedt and A. Vyse (eds.), Sicamous Creek Silvicultural Systems Project: Workshop Proc. BCMoF Working Pap. 24/1997. Feller, M.C. 1997. Influence of forest harvest- ing on the nutrient status of ESSFwc2 ecosystems. Ibid pp. 121-133. Feller, M.C. 1997. Regeneration of Engelmann spruce and subalpine fir from seed in ESSFWc2 forests. Ibid pp. 154-159. Fons, J., K. Klinka, and H.Y.H. Chen. 1997. Chemical and biotic properties of the forest floor across a zonal chronosequence in the coastal Western Hemlock Zone of south- western British Columbia. Bull. Ecol. Soc. Amer. 78(4):247. Fu, Y.B., D. Charlesworth and G. Namkoong. 1997. Point estimation and graphical infer- ence of marginal dominance for two viability loci controlling inbreeding depression. Gen. Res. 70:143-153. Gregg, D.J. and J.N. Saddler. 1997. A review of techno-economic modelling methodology for a wood-to-ethanol process. In Proc. 18lh Symp. Biotechnology for Fuels and Chemi- cals. Appl. Biochem. Biotechnol. 63/65: 609-623. Grout, J.A., C.D. Levings, and J.S. Richardson. 1997. Decomposition rates of purple loose- strife (Ly thrum salicaria) and Lyngbyei 's sedge (Care.x lyngbyei) in the Fraser River estuary. Estuaries 20:96-102. Harrison, Kathryn and George Hoberg. 1997. Setting the environmental agenda in Canada and the United States: The cases of dioxin and radon. Pp. 463-487 in Sheila Jasanoff (ed.), Comparative Science and Technology Policy. Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, UK. FACULTY PUBLICATIONS He, M., H. Magnusson, F. Lam, and H.G.L. Prion. 1997. Cyclic performance of perforat- ed wood shear walls with oversize oriented strand board panels. In Proc. Int'l Council for Building Research Studies and Documen- tation Working Commission W18-Timbcr Structures. Vancouver, Canada CIB- W18/30-15-1. 16 pp. Hoberg, George. 1997. The war of words in the woods. Vancouver Sun, July 12. Hoberg, George. 1998. Foresters, trust and civic science: a new role for the profession? RPF Forum 5(1):25. Hoberg, George and Edward Morawski. 1997. Policy change through sector intersection: forest and aboriginal policy in Clayoquot Sound. Can. Public Admin. 40(3):387-414. Holt, R.F. and K. Martin 1997. Landscape modification and patch selection: the demo- graphy of two secondary cavity-nesting species colonizing clear-cuts. Auk 1 14:443- 455. Jahraus, Michael T. and David H. Cohen. 1997. An examination of Japanese distribution systems for imported wood products. Work- ing Paper 97.01 Can. For. Serv., Victoria, B.C. 91 pp. Jiang, Xiao and J.N.R. Ruddick. 1997. A comparison of the leaching resistance of diammine-copper complexes and copper Hartley, I. and P.L. Marshall. 1997. Modelling forest dynamics in the Mackenzie Basin under a changing climate. Pp. 146-156 in S.J. Cohen (ed.), Mackenzie Basin Impact Study: Final Report. Partial Proc. 7,h Biennial AES/ DIAND Meeting on North Climate and Mid Study Workshop of the MacKenzie Basin Impact Study, Ycllowknife, NWT. 1997 Annual Report 41 carbonate precipitated in wood. Int'I Res. Group Wood Preserv. IRG/WP/97-30158. Karlman, M.. B. van der Ramp and J. Witzell. 1997. Susceptibility of Pinus sylvestris to the stem rusts of Pinus contorta in western Canada. Scandanavia J. of For. Res. 12:168- 178. Kayahara, G.J.. K. Klinka. and A C. Schroff. 1997. The relationship of site index to synop- tic estimates of soil moisture and nutrients for western redcedar (Thuja plicata) in southern coastal British Columbia. Northw. Sci. 71:167-173. Kimniins, J.P. 1998. Predicting sustainability of forest bioenergy production in the face of changing paradigms. Biomass and Bioenercy FACULTY 12:201-212. PUBLICATIONS Kozak, A. 1997. Effects of multicollinearity and autocorrelation on the variable-exponent taper functions. Can. J. For. Res. 27:619- 629. Kozak, R.A. 1997. How specifiers learn about structural materials: A study in value-added marketing. Pp. 115-123 /'/(joint Proc. IUFRO Working Unit 5.10.00 and Forest Products Society 50"' An nual Meeting: Preparing for the 21s1 Century: Value-Added Marketing for Value-Added Wood Products. Kozak, R.A. and D.H. Cohen. 1997. Distributor-supplier partnering relationships: A case in trust. J. Business Research 39(l):33-38. Kozak, R.A. and D.H. Cohen. 1997. How specifiers learn about structural material. Wood and Fiber Sci. 29(4):381-396. Lam, F., H. Prion, and M. He. 1997. Lateral resistance of wood based shear walls with oversized sheathing panels. J. Structural Engineering. Amer. Soc. Civil Engin. 123(12): 1666-1673. Lam, F., H. Yee, and J.D. Barrett. 1997. Shear strength of Canadian softwood structural lumber. Can. J. Civil Engin. 24(3):419-430. Lau, W„ F. Lam. and J.D. Barrett. 1997. Beam-column formula for specific truss applications. In Proc. Int'I Council for Build- ing Research Studies and Documentation Working Commission W18-Timber Struc- tures. Vancouver, Canada CIB-W18/30-2-1. 12 pp. Lavallee, Loraine and Peter Suedfeld. 1997. Conflict in Clayoquot Sound: using thema- tic content analysis to understand psycho- logical aspects of environmental controversy. Can. J. Behav. Sci. 23:194-209. Li, M., S. Avramidis, L. Oliveira, and I D. Hartley. 1997. The effect of vertical air graps, air velocities and fan revolutions on the drying characteristics of thick hemlock. Holzforschung 51 (4):381-387. Li, K„ T. Chen, P.A. Bicho, and J.N. Saddler. 1997. Factors affecting gas chromatographic analysis of resin acids present in pulp mill effluents. Toxicological and Environmental Chemistry 57:1-16. Li, D. and S.E. Salcudean. 1997. Modeling, simulation and control of a hydraulic Stewart platform. Pp. 3360-3366 in Proc. IEEE Int'I Conf. Rob. Aut., Alb., New Mexico. Lin, J.-Z. and K. Ritland. 1997. Quantitative trait loci differentiating the outbreeding Mimulus guttatus from the inbreeding Mimulus platycalyx. Genetics 146:1115- 1 1 2 1 . Liss, S.N., P.A. Bicho, P.N. McFarlane, and J.N. Saddler. 1997. Microbiology and biodegradation of resin acids in pulp mill effluents: A mini review. Can. J. Microbiol. 75:599-611. Lu, L. and S. Avramidis. 1997. Non-Darcian air flow in wood. Part 1. Specimen length effect. Holzforschung 61 (6):577-583. Luymes, D. 1997. The fortification of suburbia: investigating the rise of enclave communities. Landscape and Urban Planning 39:187-203. Luvmes, D. 1998. Trends and issues in the lower Fraser Valley as the A.L.R. celebrates its 25th anniversary. Country Life in BC, January 1998: 6. Luymes, D. and C. MacDonald. 1997. The village of Yorkville Park: representation and reinvention. Critique of built works. Landscape Architecture 4:41-46. Mailly, D. and J.P. Kimniins. 1997. Growth of Pseudotsuga menziesii and Tsuga heterophylla seedlings along a light gradient: resource allocation and morphological acclimation. Can. J. Bot. 75:1424-1435. Mailly, D., L. Christanty, and J.P. Kimniins. 1997. "Without bamboo, the land dies" III. Nutrient cycling, and biogeochemistry of a 4 2 UBC Faculty of Forestry Javanese bamboo talun-kebun system. For. Ecol. Manage. 92(2/3): 155-173. Mansfield, S . D . E. de Jong, and J.N. Saddler. 1997. The potential of enzymes to selectively modify pulp characteristics. In Proc. '97 Spring Conf. of CPPA Pacific Coast and Western Branches, Whistler Paper 3B: l -4 . Marshall , P.L. 1997. Review of sustainable forests: global changes and local solutions. For. Chron. 73:629." Martin, K. 1997. Bird Life of Woodland and Forest. R.J. Fuller (ed.). Quarterly Review of Biology 72:209. Martin, K. 1997. Francis Bain. Biography of American and Canadian Environmentalists. Pp. 42-43 in K.B. Stirling. R. Harmond, G. Cevasco, and L. Hammond (eds.). Green- wood Publishing Group, Connecticut, USA. Mcintosh, R.I. and J.A. McLean 1997. Developmental threshold for the striped ambrosia beetle (Trypodendron lineatum): A first estimate: J. Entomol. Soc. B.C. 94: 19-26. Mitchell , S.J. 1998. A diagnostic framework for windthrow risk estimation. For. Chron. 74:100-105. Morris, D M.. J.P. Kimmins, and D.R. Duckarl. 1997. The use of soil organic matter as a criterion of the relative sustainability of forest management alternatives: a modelling approach using FORECAST. For. Ecol. Manage. 94:61-78. Mousseau. T.A., K. Ritland, and D.D. Heath. 1998. A novel method for estimating herita- bility using molecular markers. Heredity 80:218-224 Murtha, P.A. 1997. Radar imaging natural systems (RAINS): stumps and dead trees on RADARSAT. In Proc. 17,h Can. Symp. Remote Sens. Pap. No. 238. On C D Rom. Murtha, P.A. and D.W. Deering. 1997. Vegeta- tion. Chapter 5: 225-255 in W. Philipson (ed.), Manual of Air Photo Interpretation. Revised Edition. Amer. Soc. Photogramm. and Remote Sens., Bethesda. MD. 689 pp. Nagel , L. and D. Schluter. 1998. Body size, natural selection and speciation in stickle- backs. Evolution 52:209-218. Namkoong, G. 1997. A gene conservation plan for loblolly pine. Can. J. For. Res. 27:433-437. Namkoong, G. 1998. The place of adaptation and production in genetic improvement programs for sustainable development. Proc. 6lh World Symp. in Genetics in Livestock Production 28:69-80. Nelson, J D. and L. Price. 1998. Modell ing regional land-use plans in British Columbia. Pp. 89-99 in Proc., Forest Scenario Model- ling for Ecosystem Management at the Land- scape Level. European Forest Institute, Wageningen, The Netherlands. Noguchi, S., T. Tsuboyama, R.C. Sidle, and I Hosoda. 1997. Spatially distributed mor- phological characteristics of macropores in forest soils of Hitachi Ohta Experimental Watershed. Japan J. For. Res. 2(4):207-215. Oudjehane, A., F. Lam, and S. Avramidis. 1997. On the process of random and defined structures in wood composites. Pp. 761-762 in D. Hui (ed.), Proc. 4 th Int'l Conf. on Composites Engineering, Hawaii. Paszner, L. 1997. Catalysed alcohol organosolv pulping. Pp. 69-100 in R.A.Young and M. Akhtalc (eds.), Environmentally Friendly Technologies for the Pulp and Paper Indus- try. John Wiley & Sons Inc. Patterson, T.B., R.D. Guy, and Q.L. Dang. 1997. Whole-plant nitrogen- and water- relations traits, and their associated trade- offs, in adjacent muskeg and upland boreal spruce species. Oecologia 110:160-168. Perez-Garcia. J., L. Joyce. D.A. Maguire, and C.S. Binkley. 1997. Economic impacts of climatic change in the world 's forest sector. Critical Reviews in Environmental Science and Technology 27:S 123-S138. Perrin, C.J. and J.S. Richardson 1998. N and P limitation of benthos abundance in the Nechako River, British Columbia. Can. J. Fish. Aqu. Sci. 54:2574-2583. Peterson, E.B., N.M. Peterson. G.F. Weetman, and P.J. Martin. 1997. Ecology and Manage- ment of Sitka Spruce, Emphasizing Its Natural Range in British Columbia. U B C Press, Vancouver, B.C. 336 pp. Prescott, C.E. 1997. 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Increasing the participation of First Nations students in the Faculty. 2. Providing support services to First Nations students. 3. Incorporating First Nations perspectives and issues within the Forestry curriculum. 4. Creating awareness within the University and the wider community about First Nations perspectives and issues in Forestry. These activities build on initiatives under- taken by Gordon Prest who left the Faculty to return to Nicola Valley Institute of Technology. Currently there are fifteen self-identified First Nations students in the Faculty. Of these, twelve are enrolled in the undergraduate programs, two students are completing R.P.F. requirements, and one student is studying at the Masters level. These students come from the following First Nations: Kwakwaka'wakw Nisga'a Nlak'pamux Nuu-chah-nulth Nuxalk Sto:lo Tsimshian Wet 'su wet'en Ojibwa Cree Meetings with students over the year have highlighted a number of areas where stronger support is necessary including: funding, tutorial assistance, first-year transition, networking, and employment. First Nations Forestry students have supported recruitment and promotional initiatives, including a presentation to UBC's President Martha Piper. A number of students have expressed an interest in curriculum development. A strong relationship continues between the Faculty and the First Nations Professional Sciences Access Program (FNPSAP). Two current First Nations Forestry students gained entrance to the Faculty through this program. This year there are five students in the FNPSAP who are Forestry bound. Pamela Perreault, a Masters student from Garden River First Nations was awarded the Michael and Sonja Koerner First Nations Fellowship. Two alumni, Angus Dickie from the Fort Nelson First Nation and Keith Atkinson from the Nanaimo First Nation recently became Registered Professional Foresters and were featured in the NAFA Newsletter (Fall, 1997). In June 1997, some 150 people participated in an international gathering. Indigenous Perspectives in Forestry Education Workshop. This workshop, hosted by UBC, was an opportunity to reflect upon the relationship between culture, curriculum and forestry. The workshop report is available on the web at www.forestry.ubc.ca/firstnat/workshop.html. Work has begun on incorporating First Nations content into the new B.S.F. curriculum. In collaboration with the Forestry Continuing Studies Network, the Faculty is developing a workshop for forestry practitioners on First Nations and forest lands. ACHIEVEMENTS IN 1997-98 • Increased First Nations student enrolment (from 8 to 15). • Hosted the Indigenous Perspectives in Forestry Education Workshop, June 15-18, 1997. • Initiated incorporation of First Nations content into the new B.S.F. curriculum. • Began development of a First Nations and forest lands workshop for forestry practitioners. • Incorporation of First Nations content into Natural Resources Conservation curriculum. MaclVOR, Madeleine Coordinator First Nations Forestry Programs Phone: (604)822-0651 Fax: (604) 822-8645 E-mail: macivor@unixg.ubc.ca PLANS FOR 1998-99 Increase the number of First Nations students in the Faculty. Strengthen support services for First Nations students in the Faculty. Continue to incorporate First Nations perspectives and issues within the existing and developing curricula. Continue to work with the community colleges to facilitate access for First Nations into the Faculty. 1997 Annual Report 4 7 INTER- NATIONAL FORESTRY PROGRAMS SCHINNERL, Sandra B.Comm. Associate Director Phone: (604) 822-9627 Fax: (604) 822-8645 E-mail: sandra ©unixg.ubc.ca THIS past year has been one of change and excitement for International Programs (IP) and we arc looking forward to strengthening current activities and beginning the expansion into new project areas. Late last year an external review committee was called in to assess our progress. Their report concluded that the current programs were of great benefit to both the students and the faculty and recommended an expansion of international forestry programs within the university. The review committee also recommended that IP disseminate information on the wide variety of research projects the faculty participates in internationally. The new IP page in the Annual Report will now begin to reflect this change. International Programs also wishes its former Director, Dr. Andrew Howard well as he leaves the university to concentrate fully on international forestry issues within industry. His energy and commitment to promoting international forestry opportunities was greatly appreciated. • International Exchange and Internships The student exchange and work internship pro- grams continue to grow. We had 17 students away on exchange in 97/98, and for 98/99 we will have a record 19 students on exchange both in Canada and internationally. Exchange students participate in university programs in the United Kingdom, the United States, Australia, New Zealand, Sweden, Finland, Costa Rica, Germany, and Austria. Willi 9% of our third-year students experiencing international study, Forestry student involvement in international exchange is well above the 5% average for UBC as a whole. The work internship program continues to expand and has provided international work opportunities for 10 students in countries such as Finland, Germany, the United Kingdom, Indonesia, Mexico and Argentina. Both students and recent graduates benefit from the program. • International Faculty Research and Projects Many of our faculty are involved in international research initiatives. Some highlights: • The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations project on Forest Conces- sions on Public Forest Land was recently completed. (Research conducted by Andrew Howard, Patrick Matakala, and Peter Pearse.) • Interdisciplinary research projects are under- way on behalf of the Winter Research Institute-Fuyusoken in Hokkaido, Japan. Projects include an analysis of roofing forms Sandra Schinnerl Associate Director and systems with heavy snow loads, and market and technical implications of full utilization of wood in construction. (Research conducted by Helmut Prion, Linda Brock, David Cohen and Dave Barrett.) • Joint research with the New Zealand Forest Research Institute on entomology studies in- cluding the relative abundance of Vespulci vulgaris compared with other insect groups in the Granville Beech Forest, Westlund. (Research conducted by John McLean.) • Participation on the advisory panel for the Centre for International Forestry (CIFOR) Criteria and Indicators for Sustainable Forestry - Genetics Project and the CIDA/IPGRI Pro- ject on the priorities for Genetic Conservation. (Participation by Gene Namkoong.) • Economics of Tropical Deforestation, Forest Policy: International Comparisons and Trade in Endangered Spccics. (Research by Casey van Kootcn.) • New Undergraduate International Forestry Specialization This year also brings the addition of a new inter- national forestry specialization to both the Forest Science and the Forest Management under- graduate programs. This specialization allows students to fulfill the core requirements of their main degree program, while learning a new language, developing knowledge of a specific region, and participating in either an international study or work experience. The objective is to educate students on international forestry issues and better understand Canada 's role in the inter- national arena. We hoped that the program can expand to both the Natural Resources Conserva- tion and Wood Products Processing Programs. • Future Events and Projects There are a number of exciting new projects for international programs on the horizon, including plans for an "International Forestry Institute" and new professional programs. We will continue to be involved in coordinating international events including a conference on Global Markets in Forestry in June 1999. 4 8 UBC Faculty of Forestry CENTRE FOR ADVANCED WOOD PROCESSING Thomas Maness Director THE goal of the Centre for Advanced Wood Processing (CAWP) is to improve Canada's capabilities in the high-tech secondary wood products manufacturing sector. Successful competition in this global market requires specialized knowledge, innovation, and a highly skilled workforce. We contribute to this in four ways: with an innovative undergraduate program designed to produce specialists targeted for this industry; with an applied research and graduate education program aimed at advancing new tech- nologies; with continuing education programs for upgrading the skills of current employees; and, with extension services providing immediate assistance to Canadian firms. Managed as a business unit, CAWP is a national centre of excellence, funded through industry membership fees, cost recovery on services, and endowment grants from Forest Renewal BC and the Federal Government. • Education Programs Our main activity in 1997 was developing curriculum and teaching in the Faculty's under- graduate Wood Products Processing program. Faculty and staff housed in CAWP developed and taught ten new undergraduate courses. These courses form the advanced woodworking technology core of the new program. The Centre also manages the Wood Products Processing Cooperative Education program. In 1997 the coop program again enjoyed a 100% placement rate. Students were placed across Canada, the United States and Japan. We will continue to emphasize international placements to increase the awareness and experience base of our graduates. • Continuing Education Continuing education is a strong priority at the Centre. New certificate programs are being developed that contain 150 hours of instruction and are offered in two- and three-day modules and night classes. Examples are: • Lumber Drying Certificate. A four-week program to certify kiln operators. • Wood Products Quality Assurance Certificate. A program to upgrade personnel with the knowledge and skills to develop quality plans, statistical process control, and customer feedback systems. • Secondary Manufacturing for New Managers. A program to quickly bring new managers from other industries up to speed on wood products manufacturing. The Centre also organizes international confer- ences. This year we created and hosted the highly successful International Value-added Wood Processing Conference. It will now be offered on an annual basis. In 1998 three new conferences will be offered: Advanced Wood Finishing, Tooling and Machining for Secondary Manufacturing, and Automated Wood Construction. • Extension The focal point of our extension program is the Wood Products Quality Council of Canada. The council is organized by six faculty and staff members, is directed by a industry advisory board, and consists of a growing number of member companies. In 1997 the council developed member certification criteria, offered industry workshops, and provided custom on-site training and support. The council also conducts market research into consumer preferences and perception in product quality. In 1998 we will develop product testing capability. The Centre also offers extension support in Tooling and Machining, Machine Design and Engineering, Marketing and Market Research, Product Construction and Design, Lumber Dry- ing, Wood Finishing, and Production Planning and Control. • Applied Research Applied research at the Centre is conducted by an interdisciplinary group of UBC faculty associates, and other national and international researchers. Three new faculty members in Industrial Engineering, Wood Finishing, and Secondary Wood Processing will be added to our staff, greatly increasing our research capability. Examples of projects in 1997 are: • Japanese consumer preferences in product quality. • An evaluation of shared-use facilities for secondary wood products manufacturing. • Real-time statistical process control technologies using computer vision. • Advanced algorithms for optimizing chop saws and field studies of chop saw systems. • Requirements for furniture testing in the Canadian furniture manufacturing industry. MANESS, Thomas B.S.F., M.Sc., Ph.D. Director, Centre for Advanced Wood Processing E-mail: maness@unixg.ubc.ca BRISEBOIS, Larry Tooling & Machining Specialist DUREPOS, Marco Quality Assurance Specialist FOLEY, Dallas Computer Software Engineer FORGET, Christine Cooperative Education Coordinator GOUDIE, Derek Curriculum Design/Wood Products Manufacturing GRAHAM, Peggy Secretary HERDEG, Kai Quality Assurance & Product Development JOHNSTON, Wendy Program Coordinator SICAD, Noli Post-doctoral Fellow SCHINNERL, Sandra Special Events Manager WONG, Darrell Assistant Director Tooling & Machining Team Leader WRAY, Tom Facility Manager Phone: (604)822-6448 Fax: (604)822-9159 Centre Associates Avramidis, Stavros Cohen, David Cramond, Pat Ellis, Simon Kozak, Rob Lawrence, Peter Schajer, Gary Yellowley, Ian Troczynski, Tom 1997 Annual Report 4 9 CENTRE FOR APPLIED CONSERVATION BIOLOGY BUNNELL, Fred L. B.S.F. (Hons.), Ph.D., R.P. Bio. Director Centre for Applied Conservation Biology Phone: (604) 822-5928 Fax: (604)822-5410 E-mail: fbunnell@unixg.ubc.ca Ann C. Allaye Chan-McLeod B.S.F., M.Sc., Ph.D. Associate Director Phone: (604) 822-5442 Fax: (604) 822-5410 E-mail: allaye ©unixg.ubc.ca THE Centre for Applied Conservation Biology in the Faculty of Forestry promotes conserva- tion of biological diversity while maintaining economic development. This Centre is unique in its incorporation of a novel undergraduate program, broad definition of educational targets, close links between basic and applied disciplines, and focus on forested ecosystems where conflicts between biological diversity and economic activities are most contentious. • Education Our educational program has three elements: an affiliated undergraduate program, a rapidly growing graduate program, and short courses for target audiences such as professional foresters, resource managers, the public and the public media. Our teaching staff continues to grow. We are closely linked to the Faculty's under- graduate B.Sc. (Natural Resources Conserva- tion) program. That program includes a core of natural science courses in forest, plant, and animal ecology, conservation biology and land- scape ecology, and a suite of social science and management courses in economics, political science and philosophy to translate natural process into human values. The "Seminar in Biological Conservation" series combines graduate level instruction and public lectures on important conservation issues. (See Special Lectures section in this report.) Centre Associates Sally Aitken Laurie Kremsater John Richardson Philip Burton Kathy Martin Kermit Ritland Susan Glenn Bruce McLellan Jim Rochelle Alton Harestad Laura Nagel Geoffrey Scudder Scott Hinch Gene Namkoong David Shackleton Walter Klenner John Nelson James Smith Brian Klinkenberg Michael Pitt David Tait Pamela Krannitz • Extension Outreach employs a variety of approaches. Centre personnel worked closely with the Enhanced Forest Management Pilot Projects and Innovative Forest Practices Agreements. That work is intended to develop credible ways of sustaining biological diversity in managed forests. The pamphlet scries was changed from 8-panel pamphlets to single pages to encompass more topics; again with support from the Canadian Wildlife Service. More than 50 talks were given by Centre members to professional groups in North America and Europe. Contact with First Nations was sustained by having graduate students on-site in First Nations Fred L. Bunnell Director communities. Centre members are intimately involved in refining those aspects of the B.C. Forest Practices Code and Oregon Forest Practices Act that are creating unintended consequences for biological diversity. • Research Interdisciplinary, cooperative research is the key to answering the broad questions of conservation biology. The Centre brings together scholars from the university, the province and internationally. We are testing conservation biology theories in the context of forested ecosystems and intend to apply this knowledge to managed forests, parks and natural areas. Among the larger projects currently underway are: • Leadership within the Sustainable Forest Management Network of Centres of Excellence, a national research program focussed on Canada's boreal forests (Drs. F. Bunnell and D. Tait). • Inventory and research on the ecology and genetics of tailed frog and Pacific giant salamander populations as these arc influ- enced by forest practices (Drs. F. Bunnell, .1. Richardson and K. Ritland). • A decision-support tool evaluating economic and biological consequences of forest plan- ning at the landscape level, including a system for enhancing community participation in land and resource planning (Drs. F. Bunnell and J. Nelson). • Definition and analysis of effectiveness of cor- ridors (Drs. S. Glenn and A. Chan-McLeod). • Physiological and behavioural response of resident stream salmonids to riparian logging practices (Dr. S. Hinch). • A comparative study of cavity nesters in a variety of forest types that is intended to develop approaches to sustaining cavity nesters in managed forests (Drs. K. Martin and F. Bunnell). • Metapopulation dynamics and biodiversity of high elevation ecosystems (Dr. K. Martin). 5 0 UBC Faculty of Forestry FORESTRY CONTINUING STUDIES NETWORK Patricia Plackett Executive Director THIS year has been a time of major change for the Forestry Continuing Studies Network. Early in 1997 a new board of directors with broader stakeholder representation was put into placc. The first meeting of the new board was held in February. Two subcommittees were established - one to look at structural options for the organization and the other to look at financial matters. The KPMG review of the organization completed in October 1996 had recommended a comprehensive review of structural options. As of the beginning of the 1997/98 fiscal year the Ministry of Forests was no longer in a position to provide any financial support for the provincial coordination work (provincial databases, catalogues, information services, etc.) of the FCS Network. In June, board members decided that the FCS Network should incorporate as a society. This decision was undertaken to provide more efficient delivery of services by the organiza- tion's six offices and to potentially open up new funding opportunities. With incorporation the advisory board has become a directing board with a strong focus on improving the financial viability of the organization. The logo has been modernized, in part to f promote the new short § f jfcf Network v e r s i o n o t l h e organization's name. In July, a Strategic Planning Workshop was held to refine the mission of the organization and focus on organizational improvements. There has been subsequent planning within the organization with a view to sharpening the focus of the organization to deal with the changes that are taking place in B.C.'s forest sector. The intent is to retain the two key areas of service provided by the FCS Network: • Training delivery services. • Province-wide communication services on training opportunities. Over the past year the FCS Network has provid- ed training for a total of over 1600 training days. The number of conferences and workshops has increased each year. Network offices are also being given more opportunities to contribute to training-related projects. The Delivery Centres have continued to deliver training related to the Enhanced Forestry Program, Watershed Restoration Program and Resources Inventory Program. One new initia- tive was the "Channel Conditions and Prescrip- tions Assessment" course. Repeated activities included the "How to determine site index in silviculture" course and the "Windthrow Management" workshops. In addition, some interesting events were held in conjunction with the FCS Network host institutions, such as the Forest Hydrology Symposium, the Indigenous Perspectives in Forestry Education Workshop and the Multi Species Initial Spacing Trials Workshop, events related to UBC Faculty of Forestry initiatives. Two priorities over the past year have been to identify alternative funding for the provincial communication services and to work with stake- holder groups to find better ways of identifying training needs. Board of Directors Fred Baxter , Regional Manager, Kamloops Forest Region. Ministry of Forests Bronwen Beedle, Deputy Chief Forester. Ministry of Forests C l a r k Binkley, Dean. Faculty of Forestry, University of British Columbia J i m Burbec , Chief Forester, Northwood Pulp & Paper Ltd. L inda Kaivanto , Program Coordinator. Ministry of Advanced Education, Training and Technology I.es Kiss, General Manager, Coast Forest & Lumber Association G a r r y Mance l l , Partner, Davis & Co. Ar t Shor t r e id , Project Officer, First Nations Forestry, Natural Resources Canada Van Scoffield, Executive Director, Association of BC Professional Foresters Ralph T o r n e y , President. RFT Industries Kandy Tre r i se , Forest Practices Forester, Pope & Talbot Limited Dave Wi l fo rd , Research Hydrologist, Ministry of Forests Nancy Wilkin, Director, Resource Stewardship Branch, Ministry of Environment, Lands & Parks PLANS FOR 1998-99 To seek alternatives to classroom-based training delivery in order to increase access to the training that we currently deliver. To undertake a more "pro active" role in the development of courses, workshops and seminars in order to enhance our ability to meet training needs in a timely and effective manner. P L A C K E T T , Patricia A . B.A.(Hons.), M.A., Ph.D. Executive Director Forestry Continuing Studies Network Phone: (604) 822-9278 E-mail: plackett@unixg.ubc.ca S A T O , Shir ley B.A. Database Manager and Catalogue Editor Phone: (604) 822-5874 E-mail : sato@unixg.ubc.ca Fax: (604)822-3106 www.forestry.ubc.ca/fcsn/fcsn.html 1997 Annual Report 5 1 SILVICULTURE INSTITUTE OF BRITISH COLUMBIA P A R S O N S , C a n d a c e E.B. B.S.F., R.P.F. Executive Director Silviculture Institute of BC and Institute of Forest Engineering of BC P I C K F O R D , J o a n n e D. B.S.F., R.P.F. Program Manager H A L L , Mary J. B.A. Program Assistant Phone: (604) 224-7800 Fax: (604)224-7010 E-mail: s ibc@unixg.ubc.ca THE Silviculture Institute of British Columbia (SIBC) was established in 1985 to raise the level of forest practices in British Columbia through continuing education. We offer the following programs: • UBC Diploma in Forestry (Advanced Silviculture) - for Registered Professional Foresters. • Technical Module Program - for forest technologists and technicians. • Silviculture 1&2 Correspondence Courses - for Foresters-in-Training and Pupils. The professional diploma program consists of 12 weeks of advanced silviculture education delivered to practising professional foresters employed by industry, consulting and govern- ment from all parts of the province. Instructors, many of whom volunteer time to the Institute, are drawn from academia, government, industry and consulting. We are grateful to the following individuals from the UBC Faculty of Forestry for their involvement and support: G. Baskerville, C. Binkley, D. Cohen, K. Day, H. Driscoll, M. Feller, J.P. Kimmins, K. Klinka, A. Kozak, D. Lavender (professor emeritus), S. Mitchell, J.A. McLean, P.L. Marshall, J. Nelson, C. Power, P. Sanders, B. Seely, B. van der Kamp, G. Weetman and P. Wood. We acknowledge the financial support of Forest Renewal BC and thank all our volunteers and other supporters from UBC, the Ministry of Forests, the forest industry, UNBC and the Canadian Forest Service for helping us to achieve our 12th year of excellence. ACHIEVEMENTS IN 1997-98 D i p l o m a P r o g r a m (6 M o d u l e s ) 1 1 7 T e c h n i c a l P r o g r a m (3 M o d u l e s ) 56 - C o r r e s p o n d e n c e C o u r s e s ( S i l v i c u l t u r e 18,2) 6 8 SIBC registrants by program 1997 - 1998 Our alumni now total 198 professional graduates and 20 technical graduates. The new Institute of Forest Engineering of BC (IFEBC) was off to a flying start in 1997-98 with the launch of our new professional program in forest engineering. A full class of 25 students attended the inaugural offerings of Module 1 in May and Module 2 in November. The class included a broad cross-section of professional foresters, engineers and geoscientists from Candace E.B. Parsons Executive Director across B.C. representing industry, consulting and government. The entire program consists of six, two-week modules based on the SIBC model. The UBC Senate approved our proposal for diploma status on January 21, 1998 creating the new "Diploma in Forest Engineering" co-sponsored by the Faculties of Forestry and Applied Science (Civil Engineering). SIBC Board of Directors Directors (Alternates): Representing: G.E. L e s t e r ' , Chair (M.D. Larock) ' Students & graduates G.F. Weetman (C.S. Binkley) University of B.C. P.L. Marshall (E. Van Scoffield) Associat ion of BC Professional Foresters R.E. Carter (R.A. Willis) Forest industry A. Dickinson Canad ian Forest Service C. Opio (W. Kessler) University of Northern B.C. J .D .Su ther land - ( L .R .Bed fo rd ) Ministry of Forests *S1BC graduates. PLANS FOR 1998-99 SIBC plans to re-examine all current curriculae in light of changing client needs and demographics, and enhance our marketing efforts to continue to attract new students. IFEBC plans to continue to develop and deliver the new diploma program. IFEBC Board of Directors Directors (Alternates): W.E. Dumont, Chair (D.R. Yochim) J.G. Chittick (W. Cowlard) B. Chow (R. Neden) P.W. Clarke (B. Bentley) R. Davis (Y. Mirza) D.A. Dobson R.J. Fannin (A. Russell) J.N. MacFarlane (P.R. Blanchard) J. Nelson (G. Baskervil le) A.W.J. Sinclair (M.L.Clark) Representing: Associat ion of BC Professional Foresters Forest Industry Div. of Engineers & Geo- scientists in the Forest Sector A P E G B C Ministry of Forests Consul t ing Engineers & Geoscient is ts University Civil Engineering Educat ion Consul t ing Foresters University Forestry Education Forest Engineering Research 5 2 UBC Faculty of Forestry FACULTY DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM Tara Scott MacKenzie Development Officer TH E forest sector in British Columbia is in the midst of a profound transition. Yet despite the challenges and uncertainty - or perhaps in large part because of them - alumni, corporations, individuals, foundations, faculty members and students continued their strong support for the Faculty of Forestry this year. Forest conservation, forest management and wood processing require specialized levels of knowledge to ensure eff iciency and wise use of our forests. Private sector donations help us generate innovative and effect ive solutions to forest issues and prepare our students for careers in forestry and forest-related professions. We extend our sincere appreciation to all those who contributed their time and resources to help us ensure that U B C remains a world leader in forestry education. • Designated Areas of Support Private sector contributions to the faculty totalled $830,859 and were primarily directed to the following areas: Area of designation $ raised % of total $ raised Forest Sciences Centre 505,300 60.8 Scholarships & Bursaries 162,257 19.5 National Education Initiative for the CAWP 93,875 11.3 Endowments 67,166 8.1 Class Act 2,261 .3 Total donations $830,859 • Forestry Alumni Are Number One Forestry continues to have the highest alumni participation rate of all the faculties on campus. This year, Alumni contributed $124,466 toward Faculty priorities. Our sincere thanks go to campaign co-chairs Russ Clinton and Charlie Johnson, and their dedicated team of volunteers for organizing the successful Alumni Campaign. Through the Alumni Telepledge Campaign, volunteers phoned classmates and friends to say hello and encourage their support of forestry education. Our fundraising efforts were aided by "satellite" callers in Duncan, Prince George, Kelowna and Victoria. W e are grateful to every- one who participated and responded. The Faculty added a new stewardship pro- gram this year. A group of Forestry students - all winners of scholarships funded by Alumni and friends of U B C - joined Dean Clark Binkley to volunteer for the First Annual, Donor Appre- ciation Phonathon. Our students called hundreds of our alumni donors to say "Thanks , " and to express their appreciation for the tremendous support students receive from graduates each year. The Donor Appreciation Phonathon was received very well by alumni, and other faculties are planning to fol low Forestry 's lead with similar programs. • Class Act Program Our future foresters are also committ ing their support to the Faculty. Seventy-seven per cent of this year 's graduating class contributed to the Class Act Program, raising in excess of $2,200 for the class project: a specially commissioned mural for the new Forest Sciences Centre. • NEI Fundraising Program The National Education Initiative continued to partner with the Centre for Advanced W o o d Products and the Wood Products Processing Degree Programs, to raise scholarship and operating funds for the programs. This partner- ship also ensures that programs are aligned with the educational and training needs of industry, and that industry funds provide maximum benefit through C A W P and W P P Programs. MacKENZIE, Tara Scott B.B.A. Development Officer Phone: (604)822-8716 Fax: (604) 822-8645 E-mail: tarscott@unixg.ubc.ca PLANS FOR 1998-99 • Recognize donors to the Forest Sciences Centre, opening September 1998. • Provide enhanced reports to donors on the use of gifts. • Develop additional opportunities for alumni, donors and friends to interact with our Faculty and students. • Expand the "thank you" calling program to encompass all donors and alumni. • Secure necessary funding for projects addressing priority issues in forestry. • Continue to develop funding support for projects addressing priority issues in forestry. 1997 Annual Report 53 SPECIAL LECTURES H.R. MACMILLAN LECTURES AND COURSE SPONSORSHIP • Conservation Biology Lectures Wc invited internationally known members of the scientific community to UBC to participate in Conservation 500, a graduate seminar course in conservation biology. Dr. K. Martin organized the lecture series and taught the course. The Lecture Series is made possible by a grant from the H.R. MacMillan Family Fund. The following scientists gave public lectures: Len Thomas University of St. Andrews, Scotland • Population monitoring for conservation. Mark Brigham University of Regina, Saskatchewan • Effects of forest harvesting on the conservation of bats. Susan Hannon University of Alberta, Edmonton • Patch and larger-scale perspectives of boreal forest fragmentation: a bird's eye view. Ilse Storch Munich Wildlife Society, Germany • The big and the beautiful: Flagship species as a tool in international conservation activities. Malcolm Hunter University of Maine, Orono, Maine • Managing forest ecosystems to maintain biodiversity. Jeff Hayward University of British Columbia • Advancing forest conservation through certification: Who determines what is a well- managed forest? Rosemary Gillespie University of Hawaii, Honolulu • Insular conservation: The Hawaiian Islands as an extreme case. Walter Koenig University of California, Berkeley • Spatial autocorrelation in California birds. Daniel Simberloff University of Tennessee, Knoxville • Why and how should we manage forests for biodiversity? Enrique Jordal University of Guadalahara, Mexico • Community-based conservation and sustainable forestry in western Mexico. Kathryn Freemark Canadian Wildlife Service, Ottawa • Conserving biodiversity: Linkages among ecological and geopolitical scales. • Conservation 451 (Integrated Field School) During the fall term, a new 15-credit integrated field course was organized by Laura Nagel (our new Instructor in Conservation Biology) in collaboration with Profs. Michael Feller, Susan Glenn, Scott Hinch and David Tindall. The course, taught for the first time this past fall, consists of several modules focussing on different ecosystems in B.C. The innovative format is part of an attempt to teach students about the complex issues surrounding conserva- tion more effectively than through traditional learning from textbook examples. Over 80 speakers participated in both classroom and field activities. These speakers ranged from internationally known experts on science and environmental policy to representatives from all levels of government, workers in resource-based fields, First Nations groups and a broad range of NGO's as well as interested individuals. The participation of these speakers was made possible by a grant to the Faculty of Forestry from the H.R. MacMillan Family Fund. Course set up cost were sponsored by the UBC Teaching and Learning Enhancement Fund. THE SCHAFFER LECTURE The Leslie L. Schaffer Lectureship in Forest Sciences was established in 1981 in the memory of Leslie L. Schaffer, D.Sc., former Executive Vice-President of Western Plywood Co. Ltd. The fund was established by Mrs. Leslie L. Schaffer to finance lectures and publications by visiting forest scientists at the Faculty of Forestry, UBC. On November 3, nearly 200 people attended this year 's lecture by Dr. Daniel Botkin, President of the Center for the Study of the Environment, Santa Barbara, CA, and Professor of Biology, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA. Copies of Dr. Botkin's talk "Getting the para- digm right: The essential ecological foundation for the conservation and sustainable manage- ment of B.C. 's forests" are available from the Department of Forest Sciences at UBC. 54 UBC Faculty of Forestry STUDENTS FOR FORESTRY AWARENESS Public Lecture Series Students for Forestry Awareness (SFA) is an independent, student organization that has been in existence at UBC for over ten years. Through periodic symposia and a continuing speaker series the SFA introduces a variety of philoso- phical, academic, environmental, and industrial perspectives on forestry related issues to students, faculty and the general public. Further endeavours include developing career week for undergraduates and a mentorship program between professional foresters and prospective students. All of the projects emphasize the critical importance of awareness and foster this aspect into their mandate. Speakers and topics during the 1997/98 academic year included: Martha Piper President, University of British Columbia • What's your opinion! John Davis UBC Forestry Undergraduate • BCFS fire fighting. Sergio Paone Friends of Clayquot Sound • Resolving land use conflicts in Clayquot Sound. Tony Hamilton Biologist with the Ministry of Environment • Black bear habitat implications on forest management in B. C. Dave Haggart President, International Workers Association • The role of the IWA in B.C. 's forest industry. Cliff White National Park Warden • Applying ecological sciences to the central Rocky Mountain ecosystem. Lorraine MacLauchlan Council Member, Association of British Columbia Professional Foresters • The state of forest health in the B.C. interior. Gilbert Paille President & CEO, Forest Engineering Research Institute of Canada • Community forestiy and the history of Quebec forestry. David Haley (moderator) Michael M'Gonigle, Patrick Moore and Sandy Peel (speakers) • Tenure Reform Panel Discussion. Garry Merkel Owner/Manager, Forest Innovations, Kimberley, B.C. • Land ethics in forest management. Clark Binkley Dean, UBC Faculty of Forestry SPECIAL • Forestiy in the next millennium. LECTURES April Hayward Third year Conservation Student. • Project Guyana, youth challenge international. 1997 Annual Report 55 P R O D U C T I O N I N F O R M A T I O N This Annual Report was prepared on an IBM PC AT compatible computer using Microsoft Word for Windows 95 Version 7.0. A final camera-ready impression was produced using an HP Laserjet 5M printer. Cover: Cornwall cover coated one side 10 pt. Text: Resolve coated matte 80 lbs. Questions concerning this report or requests for mailing list updates, deletions or additions should be directed to: Dr. Susan Watts Annual Report Editor Faculty of Forestry, Dean's Office University of British Columbia 2nd Floor, Forest Sciences Centre 2005-2424 Main Mall Vancouver, B.C. V6T 1Z4 CANADA Phone: (604)822-6316 Pax: (604) 822-8645 E-mail: suwatts@unixg.ubc.ca Printed in Canada on recycled paper. UBC Faculty of Forestry Home Page Location: http://www.forestry.ubc.ca 4 * a A & f£ Bad. R a w ) H i m C « « h Suds FW ted* 1 j | ^ fosslitIfeca/ ' Student information Programs & Departments First Nations Initiatives Research Forests Publications & Events Alumni & Fundraising Other Forestry Links R £ M IF- Li.1.™ Ml The Faculty of Forestry World Wide Web site features: • academic program details; • profiles of Faculty members; • department and allied program descriptions; • online Faculty newsletters and special event announcements. Any comments or suggestions about our World Wide Web site can be addressed to Wendy Atkinson, Web Administrator, at (604) 822-2176 or e-mail atkinso@unixg.ubc,ca. Faculty of Forestry, Dean's Office University of British Columbia 2nd Floor, Forest Sciences Centre 2005-2424 Main Mall Vancouver. B.C. V6T IZ4 CANADA Phone: (604)822-2727 Fax: (604) 822-8645


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